515 search results for “food police” (page 9)

Lawmakers Shield States From Frivolous Food Suits

There's nothing new about lawsuit-happy activists and trial lawyers trying to sue the pants off of restaurants that have the audacity to serve customers food that they ordered.
Posted March 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Have a Cow Over Chocolate Milk (Again)

Food activists are once again trying to justify a nationwide ban on a beverage beloved by children and adults alike: chocolate milk. Both nutritious and delicious, chocolate milk is…
Posted February 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

Healthy Cafeteria Food Doesn’t Have to Be “Nasty”

Public schools in many states are eagerly promoting healthy eating for children, and that’s a good first step toward making kids—well, healthier. (If more of them would bring back…
Posted February 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz Proposes New Taxes on Food

Today, the non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom lambasted New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) for his proposed legislation, bill number A00843, which seeks to place one-quarter of a…
Posted January 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Cop Proposals Lack a Super-Sized Side of Reality

With the advent of “fast-food” lawsuits a few years ago, the trendy theory seemed to be that restaurant food was responsible for obesity. There’s a smattering of reasons…
Posted October 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

Who Says “Junk” Food is Junk?

We hear a lot from self-anointed food police like those at the Center for “Science in the Public Interest” that there are “good” foods and “bad” foods, with…
Posted September 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

Food “Environment” Logic Just Plain Polluted

Over the weekend, The New York Times took a look at combating America’s rising obesity rates. Unsurprisingly, the resulting article included a comment from leading “food police” academic …
Posted August 23, 2010 at 12:00 am

SCOTUS Nominee: Food Fascism Is “Dumb”

With the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens from the Supreme Court, President Obama’s nominee Elena Kagan is now testifying before the Senate during her confirmation hearings. While…
Posted June 30, 2010 at 12:00 am

Researcher to Salt Police: Back Off

With an April report from the Institute of Medicine urging the FDA to revisit sodium’s “generally recognized as safe” status, self-anointed food cops are hoping that strict regulations…
Posted June 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

Food Preaching Draws Resistance

Los Angeles Times reporter Karen Kaplan writes this week about one reason that so-called “fat taxes” on foods or beverages might backfire: reactance. The idea behind “reactance” is…
Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:00 am