Soft Drinks (page 6)

Soda Scolds Blunder Down Regulation Road

As California considers a punitive soft drink tax and a ban-anything-food-scolds-don’t-like law, would-be dinner dictators feel high on the hog. So as they promised in a journal…
Posted April 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

California Food Police Rise Again

In California — the land of dubious ballot initiatives, prohibitionist stealth taxes, and 9.4 percent unemployment — a legislative committee has chosen to ignore the…
Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Soda Tax Revulsion Leads to Danish Repeal

German newsmagazine Der Speigel reports that Denmark plans to repeal its tax on sodas starting this year. The small European nation enacted and subsequently repealed a separate…
Posted April 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Journal of Food Scaremongers Rues Downfall of Soda Ban

Last month when all hope for adult decision-making in New York seemed lost, a New York state judge threw out the city’s proposed regulation limiting the size of…
Posted April 4, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Bloomberg’s Legacy: A Nation United against His Policies

Barring a change to New York City law—which Michael Bloomberg already got once before—the city’s Nanny-in-chief will be term limited out of office in January. With his reign…
Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Purported Soda Death Links Lead to a Familiar Discredited Face

A study—if you can call the unpublished abstract of not-yet-peer-reviewed research a “study”—presented at an American Heart Association (AHA) conference purports to implicate soda consumption in 180,000 deaths…
Posted March 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Food Freedom News Roundup: Vegans Want Feds to Cry ‘Poop,’ A Candidate for Best Legislative Question Ever, and More

The 90 percent doctor-free animal liberation group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is trying to capitalize on the minor stir it created with a study…
Posted March 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm

The Times Gets Soda Half-Right

With a judge having invalidated New York City’s soda ban, the anti-food-first fat-fighting movement is scrambling for new answers to the problem. Typically, the New York Times…
Posted March 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm

City Tingling with Joy as Judge Puts Nanny in Time-Out

When all hope for beverage freedom in America’s largest city seemed lost — when Nanny Bloomberg’s soft drink Prohibition seemed imminent — word came from the courthouse:…
Posted March 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Will Coffee Speakeasies Pepper Manhattan?

UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that New York State Judge Milton Tingling has ruled that the ban is arbitrary and capricious and prevented it from…
Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm