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Government Regulation

From local government ordinances targeting restaurants’ “kids’ meals” and specific food ingredients to federal proposals seeking “voluntary” limits on food and beverage advertising, regulations seeking to control and influence our dietary choices are proliferating. Because they are often devised and imposed outside the ordinary checks and balances of the democratic system, regulations are an especially potent tool for activists to implement their narrow vision of a “proper” diet.

 From the WLF Legal Pulse Blog

USDA’s Unconstitutional Ban of Food and Beverage Ads Establishes Dangerous Precedent

In the dog days of summer 2016, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) ordered local government authorities to ban advertising for a select group of “disfavored” food and beverage products. The agency’s brazen action establishes a deeply troubling precedent in government’s efforts to usurp our freedom to choose what we eat and drink. Over the last several years, Washington Legal Foundation has closely tracked and strategically opposed actions such as USDA’s ban through our “Eating Away Our Freedoms” project. We launched that project five years ago this month on October 20, 2011.

The EatingAwayOurFreedoms.org website is organized by the four major tactics that activists use to denigrate certain foods and beverages and to stigmatize consumers’ choice of those products: regulation, litigation, taxation, and public-relations demonization. For several years, the “regulation” page contained far fewer references to news articles and other analyses than the other three. But as government’s appetite for food-related mandates and restrictions has grown, the number of “regulation” entries has ballooned. USDA’s ad ban is perhaps the most pernicious regulation EatingAwayOurFreedoms.org has ever encountered. Continue reading

 

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