120 search results for “california soda tax” (page 9)

The “Food Movement” Gets Body Slammed

We have watched with great interest two soda tax ballot measures in California cities that New York Times columnist and resident food snob Mark Bittman hoped would…
Posted November 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Studying the Nation Toward Menu Mandates

A study out of the University of Illinois-Chicago claims that restaurant food is driving up the number of calories consumed by kids and teenagers. According to Reuters,…
Posted November 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Watching Tomorrow’s Ballot Measures

Regular readers here will be familiar with activists’ high hopes for ballot initiatives that will restrict food freedom. In past years, we have seen animal rights activists use ballot…
Posted November 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Feel-Good Policies Leave Consumers Feeling Lousy

We have been pointing out for some time that many anti-biotech activists “go on feelings” instead of using scientific evidence. Now, the Center for Science in…
Posted October 25, 2012 at 3:05 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

This Week in Food Freedom: Beverage Freedom in Chicago, Biotech Benefits, and More

Chicago won’t be following New York City down the path of soft drink prohibition, according to city Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Mayor Emanuel also said he has no plans like…
Posted October 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Don’t Always Look on the Dark Side of Food Advances

The Wall Street Journal provided a breath of fresh air yesterday for those of us optimistic about the future of food technology. A columnist noted a recent, scientifically…
Posted October 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Quote of the Week: Put the Government on a Diet

Across the country, from New York to California, there are government bureaucrats who are trying to put their subjects—er, free American citizens—on a mandatory diet.
Posted August 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Coming Soon to a City Near You: The Death of the Buffet?

Sometimes it’s good to read what your opponents are reading. A roundup of the food-activist agitprop can be found periodically on foodie spokesman Mark Bittman’s…
Posted June 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm

CSPI’s Worst Hits

A California judge’s recent dismissal of a class-action lawsuit against McDonald’s backed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is only the latest in…
Posted April 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm