UK public health body “demanding” calorie cap on supermarket ready meals

UK public health body “demanding” calorie cap on supermarket ready meals

Public Health England “is ‘demanding’ a calorie-cap on supermarket ready meals that would limit breakfasts to 400 calories and lunches and dinners to 600 calories each.” That’s among numerous nanny-state initiatives under way in the United Kingdom, including stringent guidelines on individual drinking and the introduction of a sugary drinks tax. Madsen Pirie, Adam Smith Institute: […]

Canada may legalize drunken canoeing

Canada may legalize drunken canoeing

Impaired operation of a powerboat can easily pose dangers for other watercraft and water users. Canoes, probably not so much. A proposed change would also exclude from “vessel” such muscle-powered conveyances as kayaks and inflatable rafts. [Lowering the Bar]   —Overlawyered    

War on food freedom (and Free Speech!) by Nannystaters continues

War on food freedom (and Free Speech!) by Nannystaters continues

From NCPA In a timely article for National Review Online, National Center for Public Policy Research Risk Analysis Director Jeff Stier and food writer Julie Kelly criticize the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and nanny-state activists for silencing investigative journalist Nina Teicholz, a key critic of government-backed shoddy nutrition “science,” at this week’s CFA-sponsored National […]

Facebook begins banning users from arranging person-to-person gun deals

Facebook begins banning users from arranging person-to-person gun deals

Facebook said on Friday that it is prohibiting private firearm sales from being arranged on the popular social network and its photo-sharing service, Instagram, amid a White House-led effort to pass what President Obama has called “common sense” gun reform laws. The tech titan’s decision won’t ban licensed licensed dealers from advertising or promoting sales […]