Posts Tagged ‘regulation’

Starting Now: No More GMO Foods in the U.S.

January 3, 2022 — GMO foods have been a source of fiery controversy for a decade. Today, the USDA has pulled off a regulatory miracle. Starting now, there will be no more GMO foods in the U.S. None. Instead, we will call them bioengineered. USDA even has a friendly little logo for food companies to slap on their products. […]

Feeding Impulses That Harm People

October 24, 2021 — Two stories about very different industries – one very old and one very new – are demanding our attention right now. The new industry is social media. For weeks now, a litany of stories has made it plain that Facebook has made some bad choices to protect their profits while causing harm. The old industry […]

FDA Aims to Cut Sodium in Prepared Foods by 12%

October 14, 2021 — It only took five years. But then, the U.S. government has been through a lot in those five years. Yesterday the FDA finally released voluntary guidelines aiming to cut sodium in prepared foods by 12 percent over the next two and a half years. In a joint statement, Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock and CFSAN Director […]

The Hilarity of Naive Efforts to Regulate Food Marketing

December 23, 2020 — China is going to eliminate food waste and fight obesity in a single stroke of regulation. How, you ask? Operation Empty Plate will expand into law. China will make it a crime to promote food waste, including overeating. The hilarity of naive efforts to regulate food marketing never disappoints. Stiff Fines for Bad Marketing Right […]

Regulating Obesity: Three Big Questions

May 28, 2015 — Attempts at regulating obesity — changing obesity’s prevalence through legal and regulatory action — have been pretty dismal failures to date. In his unique, complete examination of this subject — Regulating Obesity — law professor Bill Bogart asks some critical questions for understanding these failures and developing better strategies. Why have efforts largely failed? Bogart thoroughly […]

Pragmatic Revolutionaries Needed in Public Health

July 27, 2014 — Pragmatic revolutionaries are needed to solve two of the most vexing problems in public health: tobacco dependence and obesity. David Sweanor is making this case in tobacco policy and Hank Cardello is making the parallel case in food policy. So what do pragmatic revolutionaries look like in action? The textbook case would be the AIDS […]