Chicago Alderman Edward Burke may be the staunchest elected opponent of food freedom in America whose name you’ve never heard. In recent years, Burke has used his vast sway as the longest-serving and most powerful member of the city council, and chair of the council’s finance committee, increasingly to undermine the right of Chicagoans to make their own food choices, including proposed bans on foie gras, trans fats, and Four Loko. His latest target? As Baylen Linnekin reports, Nanny Burke has set his sites on popular energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster.
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