Fresh off petitioning the FDA to do an end-run around democracy and ban Americans’ chosen colas, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has taken its war against soft drinks to Hollywood to demand that the stars stop … Continue reading

Soda-Less in Seattle?

(September 30th, 2013)
When New York City first proposed its now-enjoined ban on certain restaurant sodas last year, The Atlantic looked at which major city might be the first to follow. The magazine concluded Seattleites had the most to be worried about, as … Continue reading

Swiss Bank Joins War on Sugar

(September 24th, 2013)
A research subsidiary of secretive Swiss bank Credit Suisse has released a new report calling for sugar taxes, and it’s a doozy. The Atlantic summarizes the report, showing scary charts that indicate that everybody’s eating and drinking white powdery substance … Continue reading

The Next Soda Tax Frontier

(September 10th, 2013)
If you thought soda taxes were only propagated amongst academics and busybody politicians in Europe and the United States, think again. Now Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is asking Mexico’s Congress to enact a soda tax to the tune of one peso (8 cents) … Continue reading

(Another) Soda Ban Gets the Can

(August 29th, 2013)
We wrote earlier this week about City of San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra’s proposal to ban ALL sodas and whole milk at city-owned facilities and events, even despite evidence that such regulations don’t achieve their ultimate goal of reducing obesity. Today, however, we deliver … Continue reading

The Nanny State, Rebranded?

(August 28th, 2013)
Our advertisements mocking New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg from last year continue to prove an annoyance to the diet police, as evidenced by a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Two writers cite our little bit … Continue reading
One would think that the food regulators would give up on their incessant lobbying for total food and beverage control, given the evidence that taxing and regulating soda (and other “junk food”) won’t have a meaningful effect on obesity rates. City of San … Continue reading
We’ve written before about the grossly exaggerated accusations against sugars made by Robert Lustig in his self-righteous crusade to turn public opinion against them. From flawed studies purportedly linking sugar consumption to Type II diabetes, to outrageous declarations that obesity is “bigger than … Continue reading

Sugar Sourpusses Call Men Wimps

(August 15th, 2013)
When sugar fear mongers found that fabricating a hopeless tale of addiction couldn’t scare you, they brought in the big guns – threatening a man’s virility. University of Utah professor Wayne Potts conducted an experiment where mice who drank the equivalent of three sugary sodas per … Continue reading
When the introduction to a newspaper opinion piece reads, “An addict tries to cut back because of its health hazards,” we typically envision a drug addict combatting an addiction to illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin, etc. Not so, apparently, in the Boston … Continue reading