Category Archives: Food

Hands Off Mom’s Breasts

Hands Off Mom’s Breasts “Nanny MacBloomberg” strikes again. The Bloomberg administration has proposed initiatives forcing residential landlords to regulate smoking in apartments, denying second helpings to school kids in city breakfast programs, and encouraging new mothers to breast-feed. Mayor Bloomberg … Continue reading

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Horn of Africa on the horns of a dilemma

An analysis of Kenya’s invasion of Somalia: (courtesy of Whitney Tilson) Although foreign nations are still playing mum…or dumb ( the US still insists they were taken by surprise by the Kenyan invasion), there clearly is a level of international coordination … Continue reading

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Feds Reject City Plan to Ban Food Stamps for Soda

Late last week, the USDA informed Mayor Bloomberg that the Department has rejected the city’s proposal to bar New York City’s food stamp recipients from buying soda and other sugary drinks with their benefits. Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, … Continue reading

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Will The Nanny State Trump Free Will Individualism

THE issue of personal responsibility made news in New York and Arizona. No, it did not involve gun control or illegal immigration. Critics wondered how far government should go in preventing people from making unhealthy choices. At one time, the … Continue reading

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From Farm to Fork

From Farm to Fork  While shopping at Whole Foods last weekend, a stenciled sign on the back of parked vehicle parked caught my eye. A big smile crossed my face. The sign advertised “,” a farm cooperative business that … Continue reading

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City DoH Emails Reveal Dispute Over Science of Anti-Soda Ad

I wish to thank the NY Times for proving that I am not a crank (see below). When government officials make health policy, that policy should be grounded in science. Government officials are not used-car salesmen. The city Health Department … Continue reading

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