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Food Day: The One Holiday without a Feast

For the third year in a row (after a thirty-year hiatus) the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is holding its “celebration” of Food Day.
Posted October 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Prohibitionist, Food Scold, Statistician, Socialist?

A few months ago, we noted a bizarre study in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) that suggested that the famine caused by the repressive Communist Cuban…
Posted September 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Newest Food Addiction Claims: More of the Misguided Same

We’ve been writing for over a decade now (literally) about the sheer silliness of the notion that one can become “addicted” to food, a notion that is…
Posted August 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

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 Taxes Unhealthy for Impoverished Americans

According to a USA Today opinion piece penned by professors of economics, clinical assistant, and public health, not only do food taxes not work, but they hurt the poorest Americans. The authors…
Posted August 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

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

Food Tax Headquarters Names New Leader

As we noted back in January when the move was announced, Kelly “Big Brother” Brownell recently moved to head Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Maybe they…
Posted July 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

A Declaration of Food Independence

Tomorrow, July 4th, marks the 237th birthday of our great nation, one founded on the ideals  that every man, woman, and child has the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and…
Posted July 3, 2013 at 10:36 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