Food and agriculture law roundup

by Walter Olson on November 18, 2011

  • Just as FDA begins laying groundwork for mandatory salt reduction in prepared food, research raises new doubts about the science [Reuters, Atlantic Wire, Alkon]
  • Feds now scrutinizing “everything about kids’ food” [Star-Tribune] Top-down remake of school lunches runs into trouble in Congress [AP]
  • “Christmas tree tax”: blame big growers and GOP lawmakers, not White House [Tad DeHaven, , Mark Perry]
  • Living right by a USDA-designated “food desert,” she’s “never had better access to food in my life.” [Angie Schmitt, Urbanophile] “As income rises, so does fast-food consumption, study finds” [L.A. Times, Sullum] “You can eat local, or you can eat organic, but it’s very hard to do both.” [Felix Salmon]
  • Bloomberg News (not Bloomberg Hizzoner) hypes food-as-addiction, child obesity figuring in more custody battles [WSJ] Michelle Obama on the role of personal responsibility, alas not in this realm of life [Andrew Coulson, Cato]
  • Private bed-leasing law is finally restoring Maryland’s depleted oyster stocks [Rona Kobell, Reason] Catch shares for Alaskan king crab might even be saving human lives [Adler]
  • Why bother cooking for your kids at all? Feds ramp up program that serves them dinner as well as breakfast, lunch [Stoll]

{ 8 comments }

1 asdfasdf 11.18.11 at 1:37 am

What derogatory appellation will be used to describe people who do not want government mandated salt reduction?

Chloride Deniers?

2 Richard Nieporent 11.18.11 at 7:05 am

Reducing salt in the diets of the general population may not have an overall positive health impact, according to a review of more than 160 scientific studies published Wednesday.

I guess the science was not settled. Can we file a class action lawsuit against Mayor Bloomberg?

3 Dave 11.18.11 at 7:25 am

“What derogatory appellation will be used to describe people who do not want government mandated salt reduction? ”

Salt lickers.

4 ps 11.18.11 at 10:00 am

@asdfasdf & Dave – how abour ‘Na Sayers’.

5 LisaMarie 11.18.11 at 11:32 am

That article about obesity and child custody was something else. We’re really so panicked about OMG FATKIDS that it’s more important than having a relationship with one of your parents. Wow.

6 Flemur 11.18.11 at 6:55 pm

Feds now scrutinizing “everything about kids’ food”

Do they pick on kids because kids can’t vote?

7 Flemur 11.18.11 at 7:03 pm

people who do not want government mandated salt reduction

Saltbaggers.

8 kimsch 11.18.11 at 9:18 pm

Flemur
Maybe it’s that they “care” about the kids and if you don’t keep them in office you don’t…

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