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Bans on ads, displays, refills, and buy-one-get-one-free offers
Regulations meant to curb childhood obesity will be more effective at hampering restaurants.
“I’ll pay whatever fine I have to, but I will never put calories on my menu,” says chef Wade Murphy.
Or maybe not. We probably need more research.
"It is illegal for employers in Washington to refuse to hire qualified potential employees because the employer perceives them to be obese."
Iconic British foods like Christmas pudding and strawberries and cream get censored.
In order to fight obesity, a U.K. health agency wants calorie caps on everything.
But she sure did anyway!
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After years of being blamed for weight gain and metabolic issues, zero-calorie sweeteners and the drinks they flavor are being absolved.
Scott Gottlieb claims requiring the numbers on menus "does reduce overall caloric intake," which the research does not show.
Nanny efforts in the U.S. and Chile to shape eating habits continue to accomplish little.
Silly mobile game pisses off nannies, costs company $300,000.
Commissioner Scott Gottlieb applauds the agency's unfortunate mandate and promises clear guidance by the end of the year.
A handful of food-industry groups say an equally bad federal law takes precedence.
It's one of a growing number of misguided anti-soda laws around the country.
Expensive calorie count mandate set to begin on May 5. Is delay or repeal possible?
Cook County, Boulder, San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany, California, join Berkeley and Philadelphia in penalizing soft drink consumers.
WHO's proposal that countries enact steep fees globally is wrong and unjustified.
The city council rejected regressive paternalism in favor of a simple money grab.
You can lead people to Whole Foods, but you can't make them buy organic kale.
Mayor Jim Kenney freely admits it's a way for the city to make money.
The mandatory 'added sugar' disclosure is a misleading loser.
Did you know sugar helps make you fat? Of course you did.
Nanny tendencies overcome promise not to raise taxes on the less wealthy.
Two recent examples illustrate deep and broad problems.
Parents feed babies candy, soda, and chips. What does this have to do with the industry?
Probably not, but The New York Times is eager to credit politicians.
The latest episode of The Business of Life on Vice News devolves into a feisty food fight over GMOs, obesity, farmers markets, and more.