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Junk Food: The Pariah That's Replacing Tobacco

Forget cigarettes: The big public health boogyman now is obesity. The idea that our growing waistlines pose a hefty threat to our financial well-being is gaining momentum, and all signs point to this trend having a big impact on public opinion and public policy.

Drink Up: How You Can Get Around NYC's Proposed Big Soda Ban

New York's Mayor Bloomberg has proposed a law that could make it harder to quench your thirst: It would ban the sale of sugary soft drinks in cups larger than 16 ounces. In the spirit of helpfulness and civil disobedience, here are a few ways around it.

How the (Finally Ended) Corn Ethanol Subsidy Made Us Fat

America's food chain has lately produced a bumper crop of scary news, but the worst food-related threat to our health was being caused by U.S. energy policy: Here's how the corn ethanol subsidy was making us fatter, and why to be glad that Congress finally killed it.