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  • Soda Taxes Fizzle Out in Washington State

    In the UK, the government is looking to dictate the number of calories that supermarkets can offer in prepared food. But here in the states, voters think the nanny state has pushed too far. In June, a rare bout of sensible policy came out of Sacramento, where the California governor signed a ban on new local […]

  • HSUS Sued for Harassment

    The Humane Society of the United States has a harassment problem. We’re not referring to the alleged sexual harassment problem involving former executives Paul Shapiro and Wayne Pacelle, who resigned earlier this year. We’re talking about a new case: A lawsuit filed by California resident and attorney Matthew Righetti that claims HSUS contacted people without their permission. The suit can be viewed here. […]

  • Voters Lap Up HSUS Deception

    This election day, how did HSUS fare? At first glance, it appears successful: HSUS won a couple of ballot measures and some of its preferred candidates won reelection. But it may turn out to be a giant waste of money. Let’s start with the ballot initiative in California, known as Proposition 12. We’ve previously written about HSUS’s Prop 12: Prop […]

  • Humaniacs, Part 3: Mamma Mia! Vegan Threatens Mother Over Homemade Meat Sauce

    There’s an old stereotype that Italian families are notorious squabblers, but a newly settled case in Italy reveals how that quarreling can cross the line when vegans are part of the recipe. The details of the case are filled with a unique drama combining classic characteristics of Southern European emotion and vegan extremism. A newly unemployed daughter […]

  • UK Proposes Limits on Pizza, No Limits on Nanny State

    Food in the UK is under threat. It’s not the first time bad food laws have come to the island—it was once mandated that all bananas sold in the EU had to be free of “abnormal curvature.” Brexit would solve a problem like that, but the latest ridicule-worthy proposal comes from Britain itself. Last week, […]

  • This One Chemical is Lurking in Your Food

    Care for some dihydrogen monoxide with your next meal? You may have instinctual skepticism to that offer. But that’s the chemical name for H2O; good old-fashioned water. A recent report reveals 10 percent of young adults want to ban dihydrogen monoxide from food and beverages. Obviously, news like this is frustrating to knowledgeable food scientists—or people who […]

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