Food and beverage people often rail against government meddling with customer choice. At industry meetings, it’s common to hear people blame “the government” for proliferating food restrictions.We have outright bans like the ones on trans fats. There are food warnings like California’s Proposition 65 mandating scare labels for foods containing acrylamide. We have menu-labeling mandates galore. There are availability restrictions, like soft-drink and snack-food bans in schools. We have ...

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