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The Nanny, Unleashed

On December 31, Michael Bloomberg will leave the mayoralty of New York City. Unfortunately, that probably won’t reduce the impact the meddlesome multibillionaire will try to have on Americans’…
PostedOctober 30, 2013 at4:43 pm

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.
PostedOctober 24, 2013 at4:33 pm

Divide-and-Conquer War on Soda Moves to Hollywood

Fresh off petitioning the FDA to do an end-run around democracy and ban Americans’ chosen colas, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has taken…
PostedOctober 23, 2013 at12:26 pm

Are Oreos Really Addicting? … Hmmm Maybe Not

Activists are getting a bunch of publicity for their latest cause from Connecticut College, where undergraduates have discovered that mice prefer cookies to rice cakes. This shouldn’t shock anyone,…
PostedOctober 17, 2013 at1:08 pm

Lies, Damn Lies, and Questionnaires

Part of activists’ decade-long quest to declare foods “addictive” like cocaine and other drugs are attempts to define what their dubious “food addiction” — supposedly an industry-caused reason for…
PostedOctober 3, 2013 at8:40 am

Swiss Bank Joins War on Sugar

A research subsidiary of secretive Swiss bank Credit Suisse has released a new report calling for sugar taxes, and it’s a doozy. The Atlantic summarizes the report, showing…
PostedSeptember 24, 2013 at2:58 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…
PostedSeptember 16, 2013 at1:04 pm

The Next Soda Tax Frontier

If you thought soda taxes were only propagated amongst academics and busybody politicians in Europe and the United States, think again. Now Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is asking Mexico’s Congress to…
PostedSeptember 10, 2013 at4:10 pm

Food Finger-Wagger Equates Democratic Process to “Micromanaging”

Top food cop Marion Nestle has a new book of food-politic cartoons, but she herself is already a great source of entertainment—though quite unintentionally, we presume. We’ve written before about …
PostedSeptember 4, 2013 at10:05 am

(Another) Soda Ban Gets the Can

We wrote earlier this week about City of San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra’s proposal to ban ALL sodas and whole milk at city-owned facilities and events, even despite …
PostedAugust 29, 2013 at3:52 pm