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Cupcake Cops Crash Camden

MeMe Roth, paging your office: The Junior Anti-Sweets Leagues are assembling in Camden, New Jersey. The local Board of Education decided to ban all bake sales in schools in the city. One activist…
Posted January 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

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

CCF Hops the Pond While “Food Addiction” Jumps the Shark

Our Senior Research Analyst J. Justin Wilson at the Centre for Consumer Freedom took our message worldwide this week. He was a guest on the BBC’s Newsnight, facing off against panelist Aseem…
Posted October 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Food Cop’s “Concession” Stand Hawks Hot Air

You wouldn’t expect Kelly Brownell — the architect of the Twinkie tax and head of Yale’s activist Rudd Center — to say something nice about a Twinkie,…
Posted July 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

New York Oils the Soda Slippery Slope

We asked a few questions when Great Nanny of New York Michael Bloomberg announced his ban on restaurant sodas that are greater than 16 ounces:…
Posted June 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

The Latest “Latest Study” Strikeout: Rats, Sugar, and Press Releases

We’ve made fun of “The Latest Study” for a decade, and today, the mockery rings truer than ever. The newest “latest study” may take the cake. A…
Posted May 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

How Many MeMe Roths Are There?

Of all the would-be dietary dictators, wannabe syrup-saboteur MeMe Roth is perhaps the most freely contemptuous and openly hateful toward those who would choose the…
Posted May 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Revenge of the Cupcake Cops

The glittering record of failure enjoyed by school treat bans hasn’t taken them off the food activist agenda. Massachusetts and the federal government will soon institute bans…
Posted May 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm

A Weak Case for Sugar Persecution

Sugar scolding in the school of Robert “We I.D. (For Soda)” Lustig is the latest trend among America’s food police, but few ask how strong…
Posted April 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm