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July 12, 2013 11:20 AM Maybe Boehner Should Have Tanked the Farm Bill

The Half-Farm Bill squeezed through the House yesterday afternoon, with all Democrats opposing it along with a handful of Republicans. This is the Farm Bill with agriculture stuff only; the Republicans say they'll move a second bill with the nutrition...

By Jonathan Bernstein

June 24, 2013 11:30 AM There’s No Easy Answer to Obesity

Any reader of the blog knows of my interest in obesity and health. My wife also runs a program to help children eat healthier and lose weight. So this is a topic that gets a fair amount of discussion in...

By Aaron Carroll

June 18, 2013 10:32 AM Will House Republicans Save Food Aid Reform?

These next 48 hours are critical for advancing reform of US international food aid, which I have blogged about previously. Short version: because current rules essentially demand that we provide aid in food grown in the US via government subsidy,...

By Jonathan Zasloff

June 17, 2013 10:40 AM The Big Soda Ban Is Dumb

Several readers sent me the following study at the end of last week. “Caloric effect of a 16-ounce (473-mL) portion-size cap on sugar-sweetened beverages served in restaurants“: Background: New York City recently proposed a restriction to cap the portion size...

By Aaron Carroll

May 10, 2013 9:50 AM More on the NYC Soda Ban

We’re getting to the point where I’ve written more on this one small piece of public policy than any other. So be it. It’s fascinating. In this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, the debate on the soda ban continues:...

By Aaron Carroll