Posts tagged "High Fructose Corn Syrup"

We Don't Need Bans, We Need More Informed Choices

We Don't Need Bans, We Need More Informed Choices
We tried to ban alcohol once.  Once. Long story short, Prohibition didn’t work.  It didn’t quash demand.  It only drove supply underground into an unregulated market.  Lawlessness ensued.  Enforcement costs rose.  Tax revenues declined. Bans are economic losers while at the same time largely ineffective at changing individual behavior. So why do certain groups continue... Read more »

Weight of the Nation: Controversy, Confusion and Conflation

In yesterday morning’s post I posed a single question; does anybody care about the “obesity epidemic” highlighted in HBO’s Weight of the Nation documentary. By last night, I was answering nearly a dozen replies to a post that I considered to be merely a fishing expedition.  The majority of commenters were people who really did... Read more »

Quitting Sugary Snacks: It's Not Just a Matter of Strong Will

Quitting Sugary Snacks: It's Not Just a Matter of Strong Will
I read a great post on Chicago Now yesterday morning entitled “Indulging in common sense when it comes to healthy eating…” As one who tries to eat healthily – I was enjoying a bowl of whole grain cereal topped with strawberries, blueberries, and almond milk, sipping a glass of pomegranate kefir while reading Arkie Lad‘s... Read more »
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