Soft Drinks (page 4)

Sugar Sourpusses Call Men Wimps

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…
Posted August 15, 2013 at 11:50 am

Fishy Food Theory Attacks Zero-Calorie Product?

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…
Posted August 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Food Regulation Gets One-Sided Push

Two articles caught our eye over the weekend, one from Britain’s The Observer (owned by The Guardian), advocating for the government to regulate into oblivion all sugary foods and drinks, and another from Time, questioning…
Posted August 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Food Taxes Come Up Short Again

A recent study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) found that instituting a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages only decreased overall calorie consumption by less than…
Posted August 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm

New York City Rebuked Again By State Courts

The ruling of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division for the First District makes it quite clear that food scolds were right to be worried…
Posted July 31, 2013 at 8:08 am

Sugar: The “Poisonous” Sweet?

Readers of National Geographic who are accustomed to reading about exotic animals and locations may be disappointed when they pick up their August addition. Rather than lions and tigers or Mount…
Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

The Unscientific Assault on Sugar-Free Soda

Soft drink scolds — the kind of people who back the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) call for soda Prohibition or Kelly “Big…
Posted July 17, 2013 at 9:35 am

Consumers Lose Appetite for Food Regulations

Americans do not like to be told what they can or cannot eat and drink. Personal responsibility has once again silenced the loud minority of fun suckers bent on…
Posted June 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Appellate Judges Consider Firing New York’s Nanny

On Tuesday, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division (New York’s second-highest tier of courts) heard New York City’s appeal against the decision by Judge Milton Tingling that…
Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Will New York Courts Resurrect the Soda Ban?

New Yorkers had their day to make like the guy on the New York Post cover and pour (or, more typically, drink) big gulps of freedom when…
Posted June 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm