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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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The Week That Was – TW2 Minority Report, August 18

It was a slow August week as eyes focused on Wall Street’s wild roller coaster ride, jobless numbers and President Obama’s bus tour. The week ended with the USDA rejecting Mayor Bloomberg’s ill-conceived obesity-prevention pilot project banning the purchase of … 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 Meat.com  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 “FarmToForkMeat.com,” 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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