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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 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

This Week in Food Freedom: Pop Tax Zombies, Vegetarian Researcher Discovers the Obvious, and More

Despite overwhelmingly cataclysmic defeats in the Bay Area city of Richmond and the San Gabriel Valley city of El Monte, activists still hope to force through extra taxes on sweet drinks. Reports…
Posted November 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Denmark Axes Fat Tax, PETA Alienates Again, and More

Denmark has repealed its tax on the saturated fat content of food to much rejoicing. The tax created compliance nightmares, encouraged cross-border shopping trips, and punished…
Posted November 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

A Failed Hit-Job and a History of Bad Times

We’ve grabbed the popcorn and watched The New York Times’ resident food snob, Mark Bittman, pick through the fallout from the failure of three ballot measures that would have…
Posted November 13, 2012 at 5:55 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

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

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

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