Baylen Linnekin on Public Support for Food Freedom


A new poll finds Americans have little stomach "for policies that would constrain consumer choices…such as limits on the amount or type of food that can be purchased or taxes on unhealthy foods or drinks." The national poll, released last week by the Associated Press/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Chicago, contains several "[s]ignificant findings" that bolster the case for letting individuals and families make their own food decisions free from government interference. Baylen Linnekin explains why these results are a welcome shot in the arm for supporters of the food freedom movement—and a shot across the bow of its opponents.