515 search results for “food police” (page 10)

Taxing “Junk Food” Is Trashy Policy

A study released last week provides America’s obesity police with new ammunition by concluding that raising the price of pizza and soda—through taxes, say—would reduce how much of them we consume (and…
Posted March 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

A Stimulus for Food Cops’ Appetites

In case you missed it, we noted last week that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (an economic “stimulus” bill passed by Congress last year) includes hundreds of thousands…
Posted February 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

Food Cop’s Junk Proposal Gets Trashed

An opinion piece in today’s South Florida Sun-Sentinel reveals the truly haughty attitude behind proposed taxes on so-called “junk food”: People are too lazy to figure out food choices…
Posted August 25, 2009 at 12:00 am

Food Cop Logic is Toxic Waste

A few weeks ago, we commented on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s obesity conference in Washington, DC, reminding readers that government regulation will be a part of the obesity-fighting problem.
Posted August 18, 2009 at 12:00 am

Kids Wise Up To Moderate Eating (With No Thanks To Snack Police)

You’ve heard it all before: For years, the health zealot’s rallying cry has been that children need to be “protected” from food advertising and tempting toys in their happy…
Posted June 16, 2009 at 12:00 am

A Food Activist Utopia?

In their efforts to condemn one food or another, dietary do-gooders make all sorts of iffy claims. Anti-meat activists demonize cheeseburgers by branding them as cancer-causing Earth destroyers. The fat…
Posted April 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

An Urban Myth Even Some Food Cops Don’t Buy

Last Sunday, the London Times reported that an influential Lancet study linking certain childhood vaccines to autism was, in fact, a hoax. This sudden overturning of a decade’s worth…
Posted February 11, 2009 at 12:00 am

Food Cops’ Favorite Holiday

You wouldn’t think it’s true, but Halloween is a nutrition activist’s favorite holiday. A food cop in the midst of Trick-or-Treaters is a mosquito in a nudist colony. He has…
Posted October 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

Patronizing Activists Hit Food, Fuel, Funds

With soaring gas prices and food shortages approaching “global crisis” level, more and more Americans are tightening their belts. While anti-fat fanatics fight to ban “unhealthy” foods (or…
Posted April 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

Lunch Box Police

Bullies have been stealing other kids’ lunches for centuries. A recently announced policy in Britain aims to change that, instructing teachers to take the food away instead. In addition to…
Posted January 24, 2008 at 12:00 am