Soft Drinks (page 9)

Watching Tomorrow’s Ballot Measures

Regular readers here will be familiar with activists’ high hopes for ballot initiatives that will restrict food freedom. In past years, we have seen animal rights activists use ballot…
Posted November 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Feel-Good Policies Leave Consumers Feeling Lousy

We have been pointing out for some time that many anti-biotech activists “go on feelings” instead of using scientific evidence. Now, the Center for Science in…
Posted October 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Will D.C. Give Soda Capital Punishment?

The problem with localities coming up with bad ideas is that they have an annoying tendency to spread like a disease, and the recent bozo idea of banning certain…
Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Diet Soda Smacked with “Latest Study” Nonsense

If you’re a regular here, you’ll be familiar with our disdain for “the latest study.” Good science comes from replicating results from well-defined examinations. Sometimes media-hyped “latest studies”…
Posted October 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

This Week in Food Freedom: California Papers Shun Soda Taxes, “Weapons-Grade” Junk Biotech Science, and More

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune editors joined their colleagues at the Contra Costa Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal in…
Posted October 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Weil Quacks Like a Food Nanny Duck

Andrew Weil, member of the advisory board of the so-called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and a person not known as a proponent of evidence-based science, somehow wound up being…
Posted October 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Activists On Repeat

At least Michael Pollan is honest in his attempts to conjure up phony outrage to support his life’s work. As he wrote in The New York Times over the weekend:…
Posted October 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Beverage Freedom in Chicago, Biotech Benefits, and More

Chicago won’t be following New York City down the path of soft drink prohibition, according to city Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Mayor Emanuel also said he has no plans like…
Posted October 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm

CSPI’s Ad Man Not Here to Help

The stock-in-trade of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is hyperbole. And its newest campaign, “The Real Bears,” is more of the same. Whether…
Posted October 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

Do Two California Cities Determine the Fate of Beverage Freedom?

The analogy that soda is to obesity as tobacco is to tobacco-related illnesses is a one that is as overused as it is false. Tobacco is the undisputed…
Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm