"Foodstapo” (food + Gestapo) means the “food police”—a person or an organization that dictates food choices. The term “foodstapo” has been cited in print since at least 2003, but has been popularized by Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert since 2011.
The Gestapo (German pronunciation: [ɡeˈstaːpo, ɡəˈʃtaːpo]); abbreviation of Geheime Staatspolizei, “Secret State Police") was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe. Hermann Göring formed the unit in 1933. Beginning on 20 April 1934, it was under the administration of SS national leader, Heinrich Himmler who in 1936 was appointed Chief of German Police (Chef der Deutschen Polizei) by Hitler. In 1936, Himmler made it a suboffice of the Sicherheitspolizei (SiPo) ("Security Police"). Then from 27 September 1939 forward, it was administered by the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA) ("Reich Main Security Office") and was considered a sister organization of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) ("Security Service"). According to historian Rupert Butler, “From its creation in 1933 until its death in May 1945, anyone living in Nazi controlled territory lived in fear of a visit from the Gestapo...”.
Thursday, July 10, 2003
The Foodstapo Is Forming...But First Come The Fat Police
Foodstapo in France: banned ketchup from everything but French fries, which can only be served 1x a week. Viva la France! http://ow.ly/6RJhw
6:40 AM - 9 Oct 11
Colbert Interviews Michael Pollan, Tackles Muffingate
Thursday, November 3, 2011, by Paula Forbes
Stephen Colbert interviewed “big bossy food Nazi” (or “foodstapo") Michael Pollan last night about his newly-updated book, Food Rules.
I love you, foodstapo! Colbert Interviews Michael Pollan, Tackles Muffingate http://eater.cc/tX62Hk [via @Eater] #REALFood
1:34 PM - 3 Nov 11
Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t
By Stephen Colbert
New York, NY: Grand Central Pub.
ENTER THE FOOD POLICE
There’s a chorus of naysayers out there who have made it their business to keep America stuck in the past. I’m talking about the Foodstapo like Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, and Alice Waters, who want us to grow our own food in community gardens and on rooftops.
Dr. Poppy Daniels
With @mikebloomberg at the helm it’s no surprise that NYC concerns itself with busting foodies. #foodstapo… http://fb.me/YNGlSl77
8:26 AM - 12 Sep 13
Colbert Defends the McRib, the ‘Great American Mystery’
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, by Hillary Dixler
In the video below, Colbert also addresses the FDA “foodstapo’s” plan to get rid of a pillar of America’s “Judeo-Crisco” values, trans fats.