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Thursday, October 20, 2011  |  WLF Resources

“Voluntary” Food Marketing Limits: A Hazard To Philanthropy’s Health

WLF Legal Opinion Letter by Cory Andrews, Washington Legal Foundation

Thursday, October 20, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Food companies voluntarily making products “healthier”, and profiting in the process

The Progressive Grocer

Thursday, October 20, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Institute of Medicine issues second report on Front-of-Package labeling

Food Politics

Thursday, October 20, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Will Federal Food Ad “Guidelines” Tread On Brand Trademarks?

WLF Legal Opinion Letter by Joseph Lewczak and Angela M. Bozzuti of the law firm Davis & Gilbert LLP

Wednesday, October 19, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Consumer groups accuse soda company of misleading digital advertising

New York Times Media Coder blog

Wednesday, October 19, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

CSPI’s Food Day: Healthier eating through government policy changes

The Atlantic

Wednesday, October 19, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

The drumbeats intensify Down Under for anti-obesity policy through taxation

Brisbane Times

Wednesday, October 19, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Yale’s Brownell pulls out the “addiction” card, says regulation is inevitable

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Tuesday, October 18, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Administration overreached on overhaul of kids’ food marketing

Human Events

Tuesday, October 18, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Concessions Welcome, but Fall Short of What’s Needed on Federal Food Ad Principles

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Tuesday, October 18, 2011  |  WLF Resources

CSPI’s Fruit-by-the-Foot Suit: That Which you Didn’t Say is Untruthful

WLF’s Legal Pulse blog

Tuesday, October 18, 2011  |  WLF Resources

CSPI’s Fruit-by-the-Foot Suit: That Which you Didn’t Say is Untruthful

WLF’s Legal Pulse blog

Tuesday, October 18, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Philadelphia seeks waiver from federal menu labeling rules to impose city rule seeking more information

FDA Law Blog

Monday, October 17, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

CSPI files suit against General Mills

Media Post

Monday, October 17, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Eating Healthy: Whose Choice Should it Be?

NPR

Monday, October 17, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

McD TV: Will the activists be howling?

Los Angeles Times

Monday, October 17, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Will Australia jump on the dietary sin tax bandwagon?

Stuff.co.nz

Sunday, October 16, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Washington Post plays mythbuster on reasons for obesity

NACS Online

Friday, October 14, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

A sustainable farmer who supports consumer freedom, i.e. one the activists will never promote

Time Ecocentric blog

Friday, October 14, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Are junk food companies “contradicting themselves” on marketing to kids?

Huffington Post

Friday, October 14, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Curtains for Cap’n Crunch

Washington Times

Friday, October 14, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Even when food makers offer “healthier” foods, activists whack them

The Atlantic

Friday, October 14, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Even when food service chains offer smaller portions, activists whack them

USA Today

Friday, October 14, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Fruit Suit

Ad Week

Friday, October 14, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Grocery association restates demands that federal food/beverage ad “principles” be withdrawn

Food Navigator-USA

Friday, October 14, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

UK Consumer Activists Urge Greater Use Of “Traffic Light” Approach on Food Labels

Food Navigator

Thursday, October 13, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Childhood Obesity War a Food Fight?

Politico

Thursday, October 13, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Coca-cola, Fruit Loops, and Lobbying are among CSPI’s “Terrible Ten” public health threats

Chicago Tribune

Thursday, October 13, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Utah Legislator Pushes Carbonated Beverage Tax to Fund Education

Daily Herald

Wednesday, October 12, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Foodmakers “Win” Scaled Back Guidelines for Kid Ads

BusinessWeek

Wednesday, October 12, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

General Mills directly engages activists on self-regulation

PreventObesity.net

Wednesday, October 12, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Goverment Pulls Back on Junk Food Marketing Proposal

CBS News/AP

Wednesday, October 12, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Hearing a “Victory for opponents of food marketing guidelines”

Adweek

Wednesday, October 12, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Political food fight over junk food ads to kids

MSNBC

Wednesday, October 12, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Silly Government, Parenting Is for Parents

The Hill

Wednesday, October 12, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

To Rep. Waxman, Food = Tobacco

The Hill’s Healthwatch Blog

Tuesday, October 11, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

“Health Advocates” Line Up Against Sugary Drinks

brand channel

Tuesday, October 11, 2011  |  WLF Resources

On Eve of Congressional Hearings, FTC Makes Strategic Concessions on Food/Beverage Marketing Guidelines

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Tuesday, October 11, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Why Brits Shouldn’t Jump on the Sin Tax Bandwagon

Spiked Online

Monday, October 10, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Denmark’s Fat Tax? Now That’s Rich!

The Atlantic

Monday, October 10, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

FoodPolitik: A fat tax for an obese bureaucracy

Daily Caller

Friday, October 7, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

France strikes a blow against American food imperialism, bans ketchup in schools

The Moderate Voice

Friday, October 7, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

With ideas failing to gain traction in U.S., American food/drink tax advocate invades Australia

Tax-News

Thursday, October 6, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Activists decry “Box Tops for Education” program as stealth promoter of “junk food”

HealthState.org

Thursday, October 6, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

League of Paternalistic Activists rally to “save” federal guidelines on kid-directed food & drink marketing

Los Angeles Times Booster Shots blog

Thursday, October 6, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

To fatten up its frail economy, France doubles tax on sugary drinks

UK Daily Mail

Wednesday, October 5, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Fat tax, touchdown tax, let’s just tax!

Time Magazine’s Curious Capitalist

Wednesday, October 5, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Food Politics blogger stumbles upon the truth: “If kids watch a lot of TV — and they have a TV set in their bedrooms — they are at high risk of becoming obese. The obvious conclusion? Get rid of the TV.”

The Atlantic

Wednesday, October 5, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Government’s highest duty is making “healthy options” the default dietary choice?

The Examiner

Wednesday, October 5, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Paternalists who don’t have to implement them find federal guidelines for kid-directed food/drink ads “refreshingly simple”

The Hill

Tuesday, October 4, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Editorial: Sin Taxes a Recipe for Disaster

Calgary Herald

Tuesday, October 4, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

More expensive hummus, hard boiled eggs, join less “healthy” choices in public school vending machines

New York Times News Service

Tuesday, October 4, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

NY Times’ Mark Bittman living his fantasy as Denmark embraces fat tax

NY Times Opinionator blog

Monday, October 3, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Finland, Romania may join Denmark with tax on high-saturated fat foods

Los Angeles Times Booster Shots blog

Monday, October 3, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

In the midst of European economic struggles, Denmark adopts a sin tax on high-saturated fat foods

ABC News

Thursday, September 29, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Activist assails food makers for having the temerity to offer clear information on front of packages

The Atlantic

Thursday, September 29, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Another activist rings the alarm bell to help save “voluntary” food/beverage marketing restrictions

The Atlantic

Thursday, September 29, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Call by Mark Bittman for food taxes ignores slippery slope

myNewOrleans.com

Thursday, September 29, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Major changes expected to Interagency Working Group advertising proposal

Broadcasting & Cable

Thursday, September 29, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Signs Both Encouraging and Discouraging in Agencies’ Letter on “Voluntary” Food & Drink Ad Guidelines

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Thursday, September 29, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

The FTC’s proposed voluntary guidelines: Crowding out private philanthropy one industry at a time

Philanthropy Daily

Wednesday, September 28, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Federal efforts to regulate sodium could prove unpopular: 6 of 10 consumers in surveys feel their salt intake is just fine

Food Navigator USA

Wednesday, September 28, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Seeing support for “voluntary” federal guidelines on food ad limits waver, CSPI and activist scientists write to the President

CSPI

Wednesday, September 28, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Two “prominent experts” criticize federal rejection of New York City’s effort to ban use of food stamps on soda

New York Times City Room blog

Wednesday, September 28, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Why Beverage Taxes Won’t Reduce Obesity

Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday, September 27, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

“Obese” on the Way Out? Yale Institute Tells Doctors: Use “Unhealthy Weight”, Not “Obese”, When Assessing Children

Yale Rudd Institute

Tuesday, September 27, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

FoodPolitik: Food cops have sour prescription for our diets

Daily Caller

Monday, September 26, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

News Flash: A Healthy Home-Cooked Meal Costs Less Than Fast Food

TIME Moneyland

Friday, September 23, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Ability of Soda Taxes to Reduce Consumption Is Debatable at Best

You Beauty.com

Thursday, September 22, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Food Makers Rename Voluntary Front-of-Package Labeling Program; Activists Cry Foul

Marketing Daily

Wednesday, September 21, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Former FDA Commissioner Kessler argues in context of UN event that food & beverage advertising fall outside First Amendment

Washington Post

Wednesday, September 21, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Former FDA Commissioner Kessler argues in context of UN event that food & beverage advertising fall outside First Amendment

Washington Post

Wednesday, September 21, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Law School Institute Releases Guide to Suing Food & Beverage Companies Over Marketing

The Public Health Advocacy Institute

Tuesday, September 20, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Ag Secretary Lectures Restaurants on How to “Create an Appropriate Transition” for What We Eat

CNS News

Tuesday, September 20, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Demonization of Food & Beverage Industries Goes Global at UN Event

NPR Shots health blog

Tuesday, September 20, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

FDA Failure to Define “Natural” Inspiring Litigation

Wall Street Journal

Friday, September 16, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Philadelphia Rejects Hospital’s Offer to Fund Anti-Obesity Program Because of Donations by Beverage Industry Group

Philly.com

Friday, September 16, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Senate Appropriations Committee Sets December 15 Deadline for Agencies Draft “Report” on Child-Directed Food & Beverage Ads

Ad Week

Thursday, September 15, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Five Questions for . . . CFBAI’s Elaine Kolish on Self Regulation of Advertising

WLF Legal Pulse

Thursday, September 15, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Junk Science Scare Tactics by “Dr. Oz” on Apple Juice? Even FDA Says Yes

MedPage Today

Wednesday, September 14, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Man Sues White Castle Hamburger Restaurant Over Too-Small Booths

My Fox New York

Tuesday, September 13, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Congressional Leaders Question Agencies’ Draft “Report” to Congress on Child-Directed Food & Beverage Ads

Regulatory Rumblings blog

Wednesday, September 7, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Center for Science in the Public Interest cooks up support for sugary-drink taxes

Eating Well Food News blog

Wednesday, September 7, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Kashi Cereal Targeted with Class Action on Use of “Natural”

FDA Law Blog

Wednesday, September 7, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Putting Cart Before Horse in a Consumer Class Action?

WLF Legal Pulse

Tuesday, September 6, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Boston City Officials Turn to Media in Demonization of Soda Efforts

Boston.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Boston City Officials Turn to Media in Demonization of Soda Efforts

Boston.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Law Professors Pro and Con Debate Government’s “Voluntary” Kid-directed Food Ad Guidelines

Wall Street Journal Law Blog

Saturday, September 3, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

New Food Labeling Regulation in the Offing?

San Jose Mercury News

Wednesday, August 31, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Is FTC Exposing Businesses to Antitrust Suits with “Voluntary” Food Advertising Limit Proposal?

WLF Legal Pulse

Wednesday, August 31, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Update: Federal Court Won’t Throw Out Nutella Suit

Consumer Class Actions & Mass Torts blog

Tuesday, August 30, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Study Says Eating Chocolate Good for the Heart

Environmental News Network

Thursday, August 25, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

From the Ivoriest of Towers: Only Taxes and Regulation Can Save World from Obesity

The Daily Caller

Tuesday, August 23, 2011  |  WLF Resources

ObamaCare “Public Health Fund”: Federal Financial Support for State, Local Obesity “Sin Tax” Policies”?

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Friday, August 19, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Federal Regulators Reject NYC Effort to Cut Food Stamp Recipients Off from Soda

New York Times

Thursday, August 18, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Obamacare menu regs eat into small-business profits

Washington Examiner

Wednesday, August 17, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Fat-uous Approach to the Obesity Problem

The Rationalist, Forbes.com blog

Tuesday, August 9, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Coconut Water Makers Sued Over Nutrition Claims

Thomson Reuters News & Insight

Tuesday, August 9, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Regulators & Activists Attack Enterprises’ Most Valuable Assets: Their Brands

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Friday, August 5, 2011  |  WLF Resources

“Voluntary” Speech Principles: High Court Offers Food For Thought On Advertising Regulatory Initiative

WLF Legal Backgrounder

Wednesday, August 3, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Nutella Wars

OpenMarket.org

Tuesday, August 2, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Can Big Food Regulate Itself? Fat Chance

Mark Bittman’s N.Y. Times Opinionator

Friday, July 29, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Fat taxes go over like a lead balloon

Washington Times

Monday, July 25, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Food Label Redesign Contest Entries Stress Scary Imagery Over Facts

Good Food blog

Monday, July 25, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Meddling in Other People’s Diets Is ‘Fun’ and ‘Inspiring’

Reason Hit and Run

Monday, July 11, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Mandatory Voluntary Guidelines

Huffington Post

Friday, July 8, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Menu Labeling Mandate: Regulation for the Sake of Regulating

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Friday, July 8, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Not So Grrrreat!

Wall Street Journal

Thursday, July 7, 2011  |  WLF Resources

In Re Food Marketing to Children

WLF regulatory comments to Interagency Working Group

Sunday, July 3, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Soda Taxes: politics vs. public health

Marion Nestle’s Food Politics blog

Thursday, June 30, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Local Laws Fighting Fat Under Siege

New York Times

Wednesday, June 29, 2011  |  WLF Resources

New England Journal of Medicine Supplements Echo Chamber of Food Nanny Activists

WLF Legal Pulse

Monday, June 27, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Doctors’ Group, Oblivious of Constitution, Seek Ban on “Fast Food” TV Ads

Fox News.com

Friday, June 24, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Food Police Arrest of Our Diet is a First-Course Mistake

The Daily Journal

Monday, June 13, 2011  |  WLF Resources

In re: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments

WLF regulatory comments to Food & Drug Administration

Friday, June 10, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Proposed Class Rep Not Adequate in Deceitful Iced Tea Case

Mass Tort Defense blog

Saturday, June 4, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Kicking The Soda Can: Hard Truths About Soft Drink Taxes

WLF Legal Backgrounder by Patrick Basham, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and John Luik, a senior fellow at the Democracy Institute.

Friday, June 3, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Obamacare Healthcare Grants Inspire Soda Taxation

Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 18, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

McDonald’s Pressured to Fire Ronald

Wall Street Journal

Monday, May 2, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Bully Pulpits, Not Food Bureaucracy

National Review Online

Sunday, May 1, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Step-by-Step Guide from Law School Clinic on How to Impose Dietary Sin Taxes

William Mitchell College of Law’s Public Health Law Center

Thursday, April 21, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Proposed Calif. Soda Tax Would Fund Youth Anti-Obesity Programs

Education Week

Tuesday, April 5, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Go Philly!

Mark Bittman’s N.Y. Times Opinionator

Tuesday, April 5, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Go Philly!

Mark Bittman’s N.Y. Times Opinionator

Monday, April 4, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Federal Court Dismisses “Diet Coke Plus” Class Action

Consumer Class Actions & Mass Torts blog

Friday, April 1, 2011  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Class Action Lawsuits Set to ‘Explode’ in Health Claims Area

Food Navigator USA

Tuesday, February 22, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Enhanced Foods: Why It’s Not on the Policy Menu

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Monday, February 14, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Attacks on Food Companies’ Front-of-Package Labels a Small Taste from a Supersized Agenda

WLF Legal Pulse

Wednesday, February 9, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Suit Against Nutella Maker: Not Part of a Balanced (or Rational) Regulatory Process

WLF Legal Pulse

Monday, November 8, 2010  |  WLF Resources

New Prohibitionists Gradually Eat Away Our Freedom to Choose

WLF Legal Pulse

Thursday, September 16, 2010  |  WLF Resources

Preemption Rejected In Advocacy Group’s VitaminWater® Consumer Class Action

WLF Counsel’s Advisory

Friday, November 6, 2009  |  News, Commentary & Updates

After Calorie Warnings, New York City Diners Order More Calories

Wall Street Journal

Friday, July 10, 2009  |  WLF Resources

Is FDA Warning Letter An Ominous Signal To Food Industry?

WLF Legal Opinion Letter

Friday, March 13, 2009  |  WLF Resources

In Re Pepsico Provides Guidance On Arguing Express Preemption

WLF Legal Backgrounder

Thursday, October 30, 2008  |  WLF Resources

Self-Regulation of Advertising: Does it Effectively Advance Free Speech & Consumer Protection?

WLF Media Briefing program

Friday, September 19, 2008  |  WLF Resources

We Interrupt This Program…Is FCC’s Product Placement & Integration Proposal Necessary And Legal?

WLF Legal Backgrounder

Friday, June 13, 2008  |  WLF Resources

Losing More than Weight? How Taxes, Speech Mandates & other Anti-Obesity Policies Threaten Personal Freedom

WLF Web Seminar program

Friday, June 13, 2008  |  WLF Resources

Losing More than Weight? How Taxes, Speech Mandates & other Anti-Obesity Policies Threaten Personal Freedom

WLF Web Seminar

Saturday, December 1, 2007  |  WLF Resources

Nutrition Labeling On Menu Boards And Menus: A Recipe For Failure

WLF Working Paper

Friday, August 10, 2007  |  WLF Resources

Marketing And Child Obesity: Questioning The Claimed Linkage

WLF Legal Opinion Letter

Wednesday, August 1, 2007  |  WLF Resources

Science Through The Looking-Glass: The Manipulation Of “Addiction” & Its Influence Over Obesity Policy

WLF Monograph

Friday, February 23, 2007  |  WLF Resources

UK To Impose New Restrictions On Food Advertisements To Children

WLF Counsel’s Advisory

Thursday, February 1, 2007  |  WLF Resources

Advertising On The Edge: Viral, Buzz Word-of-Mouth And Much, Much More…

WLF Contemporary Legal Note

Tuesday, December 5, 2006  |  WLF Resources

Self-Regulation of Advertising: Promoting Responsibility and Maintaining Commercial Speech

WLF Media Briefing program

Tuesday, August 1, 2006  |  WLF Resources

Ideology Masked As Scientific Truth: The Debate About Children And Advertising

WLF Monograph

Friday, March 10, 2006  |  WLF Resources

Impending Legal Attacks On Food Ads Should Not Be Welcome In Court

WLF Legal Backgrounder

Friday, November 18, 2005  |  WLF Resources

Would You Like A Prop 65 Warning With Those Fries?

WLF LEGAL BACKGROUNDER by Ann Grimaldi, a partner with the law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

Friday, May 6, 2005  |  WLF Resources

My “Big Fat”Update: Courts Disserve Rule Of Law In Food Lawsuits Decisions

WLF Legal Backgrounder

Monday, April 25, 2005  |  WLF Resources

Exploiting Beer, Liquor, and Food

WLF In All Fairness Advertorial

Tuesday, February 8, 2005  |  WLF Resources

In re Proposed Rule on the Nutrient Content Claim “Lean”

WLF regulatory comment to Food & Drug Administration

Friday, September 3, 2004  |  WLF Resources

Heavyweight Litigation: Will Public Nuisance Theories Tackle The Food Industry?

WLF Legal Backgrounder

Friday, March 14, 2003  |  WLF Resources

Suits Against “Big Fat” Tread On Basic Tort Liability Principles

WLF Legal Backgrounder

Monday, April 15, 2002  |  WLF Resources

Eating Away Our Freedoms

WLF In All Fairness Advertorial

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