Obesity

2 September 2014

The obesity panic on life support

Public-health crusaders are becoming ever more desperate.

5 August 2014

Raymond Blanc and Ronald McDonald: brothers in arms

Having swapped taste for right-on ingredients, McDonald's has bought into the paternalism of foodies.

20 May 2014

Using the tobacco fear to police our lives

Sugar, food, sunshine, sitting down – everything fun is now labelled 'the new tobacco'.

29 April 2014

Public health adopts the missionary position

Health campaigners demand ever more regulation of our lives – and it's our personal independence that is being shafted.

5 March 2014

There’s no sugar-coating this tax

A proposed tax on the sweet stuff would be another small blow against personal choice.

16 January 2014

The sweet truth: 10 myths about sugar

Sugar is delicious. We should not allow anti-sugar zealots to take away our right to enjoy it.

13 January 2014

Obesity’s worse than we thought? Bullshit

The claim that more than half of Britons will be obese by 2050 flies in the face of the data.

6 January 2014

Poor people are getting plump? Good

It’s perverse to expect us to panic about obesity in the Third World.