Sugar: It’s Choice Restriction Week!


Campaigns to impose regulations and taxes on sugary food and drink are bad for consumer freedom.

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Keep bacon, abolish the World Health Organisation


No, we shouldn’t worry about eating meat.

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10 reasons why sugar taxes suck


Illiberal, regressive, unnecessary, ineffective, cynical … need we go on?

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Don’t rush to join Jamie’s sugar crusade


Jamie Oliver’s latest campaign is just as simple-minded as his previous ones.

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In defence of cheap milk


Dairy farming is a hardnosed business, not a rural idyll.

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The truth about sugar


My recent paper with Christopher Snowdon for the Institute of Economic Affairs argues that we don’t need sin taxes, bans or any of the other things promoted by anti-sugar campaigners.

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Food banks in perspective


The Trussell Trust supplies a tiny fraction of the nation’s food needs.

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No, milk is not cheaper than water


Another zombie statistic doing the rounds.

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Killjoys, calories and labelmania


Labels aren’t just neutral information - they’re there to warn us off from the things we enjoy.

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The war on fat – a big, fat waste of time


Nina Teicholz talks about her new book, The Big Fat Surprise, which demolishes the official view that dietary fat is bad for us.

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