Soft Drinks (page 8)

See Companies Change, See Goalposts Move

If activists get something they want, they don’t go away. Even if they do deign to acknowledge a company for doing what activists asked for, they always push the…
Posted January 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Calm Down, Commentators: Sugar Is Neither Poison Nor a Rifle

Sugar and other nutritionally equivalent sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup are under attack by the nation’s foodie commentariat and would-be regulators. In a new book released just in time for…
Posted January 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm

News Flash: Big Government isn’t an Ingredient in Soft Drinks

The Associated Press released a poll today that told us nothing new, but filled us with good cheer. According to a survey of 1,011 American adults by the Associated Press-NORC…
Posted January 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Exposing HSUS’s Overhead, Groundhog Day for Soda in Washington, and More

USA Today released a big feature today taking the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to task for its relatively lax charity rating criteria compared to alternative raters like…
Posted December 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Start Hoarding Christmas Cookies For Next Year

Hopefully you were able to save a few Christmas cookies after Tuesday because, as our senior research analyst J. Justin Wilson explains in the Oklahoman and the Las…
Posted December 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

The Worst Proposals in Anti-Food Activism: Part 2

At the Center for Consumer Freedom, we read activists’ bad ideas every day. We’ve already covered five of the worst proposals yesterday. We now present the conclusion of CCF’s…
Posted December 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm

The Worst Proposals in Anti-Food Activism: Part 1

At the Center for Consumer Freedom, we read activists’ bad ideas every day. Whether they want to tax soda, put meaningless labels on perfectly safe foods produced with…
Posted December 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Food and Beverage Taxes Cynical Revenue-Raisers

The phrase about Washington these days is “fiscal cliff,” and like they did during the 2009 debate over health insurance reform proposals, food activists are attaching themselves like leeches to…
Posted December 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Fallout from California, No-Longer-Vegan Footballers, and More

Reaction from both sides of the food freedom debate continues to roll in after the defeat of soda tax ballot measures in the California cities of El Monte and Richmond and…
Posted November 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm

The “Food Movement” Gets Body Slammed

We have watched with great interest two soda tax ballot measures in California cities that New York Times columnist and resident food snob Mark Bittman hoped would…
Posted November 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm