Frequent Reason contributor Baylen Linnekin makes a commendable habit of championing Americans' right to decide for ourselves what we can eat and drink. He warns of state incursions into our gustatory liberty and celebrates victories against nannyism. Now, if you're in the Washington, D.C. area, you have a chance to see and hear him in person. From his organization, Keep Food Legal:
On Monday, Sept. 23, Keep Food Legal executive director Baylen Linnekin will appear on a great panel at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, DC. Linnekin, along with fellow panelists Nita Ghei of the Mercatus Center; Walter Olson of the Cato Institute; and Justin Wilson of the Center for Consumer Freedom, will discuss the many ways that food is increasingly subject to onerous regulations (often under the ruse of protecting the public health).
Linnekin's presentation will focus on recent developments–including mandatory menu labeling under the Affordable Care Act and the status of New York City's soda ban. The lunchtime panel, The Food Police: From Menu Labeling to Soda Bans, is free and open to the public.
You can find more information on the event at the Heritage Foundation. It takes place in the Lehrman Auditorium from noon to 1:00 p.m.