CSPI’s Latest Misstep
(September 29th, 2000)
In the latest flare-up, the nannies at the Center for Science in the Public Interest stand accused of using bad science is their recent condemnation of "functional foods." The Herb Research Foundation lays out specific examples of CSPI overreacting or misstating the facts in an effort to frighten people...
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It’s Not Easy Being Green
(September 28th, 2000)
One might think that James Lovelock, founder of the Gaia theory (a holistic biology which views Earth as a living organism) might be the greenest of the "Greens." However, in his just-published book Dr. Lovelock says "too many Greens are not just ignorant of science, they hate science."...
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Another Scare Tactic
(September 28th, 2000)
The Fear Marketeers are holding a press conference today in Washington DC, this time in an attempt to capitalize on a recent report from the Maharishi University's Genetic ID. For more information about what's really behind this fear campaign, check out this report. Continue reading
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Don’t Throw Stones At A Glass House
(September 27th, 2000)
In the October edition of the Center for Science in the Public Interest's Nutrition Action Health Letter, CSPI president Michael Jacobson says: "More and more 'independent' professional organizations, researchers, and 'consumer' groups receive funding from industry, something many fail to disclose when they talk to journalists." Jacobson adds that...
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You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
(September 27th, 2000)
Genetic ID, the nanny-backed testing firm that claims to have found something wrong with Taco Bell's taco shells, continues to try to defend itself against charges of impropriety. Company president Bill Witherspoon says, "Genetic ID is neutral on the debate regarding genetically modified food." Really? Putting aside the...
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Um, Um Good
(September 26th, 2000)
The New York Times sets the record straight on milk. Despite all the nanny warnings about the dangers of drinking it, the Times says: "In addition to building bones, the calcium and other components in milk may help to prevent hypertension (and, thus, heart disease and stroke) and...
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We Fight For Your Rights
(September 26th, 2000)
Who fights against the food cops, health care enforcers, vegetarian activists, anti-tobacco forces and bureaucrats who tell others what's good for them? The Center For Consumer Freedom does. Read about us in today's Washington Times. Continue reading
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What Are These Chefs Cooking Up?
(September 25th, 2000)
Who said:

Morton's Steakhouse is "an insult to anybody who has an ounce of intelligence… any people don't realize when they eat those racks of flesh what their impact is on the environment"

"We have a responsibility to steer people to better food choices, to show...
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Chefs Not True To Their Word
(September 22nd, 2000)
Chefs Collaborative members like Alice Waters and Rick Bayless say that you should only use fresh, preferably organically grown produce harvested by local farmers. Yet, as the Wall Street Journal's weekend section reports, it's almost impossible to find the ingredients listed in cookbooks written by celebrity chefs. As the...
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Unnecessary Labeling
(September 22nd, 2000)
The American Council on Science and Health's Ruth Kava attacks the Center for Science in the Public Interest's campaign to force labeling for products that contain added sugars. Kava says, "Labeling foods or ingredients as 'good' or 'bad' is simply an unhealthy red herring - it is...
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