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Mayor’s Scientific Thin Skin

New York Green Carts

We have seen with green carts and menus labeling-two policy ideas promoted as health measures-that the scientific underpinnings were never present to justify the promotion of these programs-and the results bear this observation out. The mayor is quite willing, when it suits his purposes, to claim scientific authority when none exists-so he should remain silent when his critics weigh in on the validity of his nest great idea.

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NYAGS in Shelby Report: 2012 Headed Down Right Track ?

“NYAGS will vigorously protect business throughout New York from overreaching and unnecessary regulatory ­measures. NYAGS will help unite the fight against the ­recently announced Big Soda Ban by the NYC Board of Health,” co-founder Brad Gerstman added.

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Food Deserts: A Wasteland of Misconceptions

Junk Food

In an earlier post we talked about the failure of the city’s green cart experiment-a bad idea that was built on a false premise. The premise? That the areas targeted were underserved “food deserts,” and that siting veggie carts in those areas would lead to greater produce consumption (The field of dreams theory).

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Healthy Bodegas?

NY Daily News

We have now found a program that we can laud the mayor for-a plan to enlist bodegas, voluntarily, in a campaign to promote healthier eating. The NY Daily News has the story:

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Transfatheads

Trans Fats

The NYC Department of Health is at it again-doing its own in-house study to champion one of its own initiatives. As the AP reports:

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