2002: The Year of Activist Lunacy
(December 31st, 2002)
2003 arrives in just a few hours, so today we thought we’d take a look back at 2002 to remember the most astonishing, aggressive, and newsworthy activities of social activists who make your food and beverage choices their business.

It’s been a busy year, full of all sorts...
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Bogus ‘physicians,’ Bogus Lawsuit
(December 30th, 2002)
On Christmas Eve, the president of Tyson Foods received a friendly letter from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), urging the poultry producer to -- surprise! -- start a line of soy products.

At the same time, Tyson will have to defend itself...
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Over-Hyping Obesity
(December 30th, 2002)
NewsMax writer and National Anxiety Center founder Alan Caruba writes that the “obesity epidemic” ranks as the single most dubious news story of 2002. We couldn’t agree more. The Center for Consumer Freedom has been the leader of a very small group of organizations willing...
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Our Week In Review
(December 27th, 2002)
If you’ve been reading the Center for Consumer Freedom’s Daily Headlines this week…

You’ve seen how not even the Minnesota state bureaucracy can stomach paying more for organic food, and how those well versed in ethics lament that fruit tarts and other scrumptious foods...
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Smarter Than the Fast-Food Lawyers
(December 26th, 2002)
Marilyn Vos Savant’s weekly column in Parade magazine is read by millions. She has an IQ of 228, which the Guinness Book of World Records says is the highest ever recorded. And she’s sick and tired of hearing about how some unsavory lawyers think...
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Enjoy the Holidays!
(December 24th, 2002)
The team of elves and reindeer who write and produce the Center for Consumer Freedom’s daily headlines will be taking tomorrow off, in observance of the Christmas holiday.On behalf of the nation's favorite restaurants, taverns, and food producers -- and an ever-growing contingent of ordinary people who eat --...
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Whatever Happened To Self Control?
(December 23rd, 2002)
As the public continues to chew on (and, largely, spit out) the idea of holding restaurants legally responsible for their patrons’ dietary choices, the Columbia Missourian asked its own local experts for their opinions.

Bill Bondenson, a University of Missouri medical ethics professor, took issue...
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Organic Food Poisons State Budgets
(December 23rd, 2002)
The Associated Press reported recently that the Minnesota Department of Health is refusing to pay for organic food through the federal Women Infants and Children program it administers. One state official noted that the price of organic foods can be as high as “2 times the cost...
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Our Week In Review
(December 20th, 2002)
If you’ve been reading the Center for Consumer Freedom’s Daily Headlines this week…

You’ve read that Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of The Pretenders, suggested assassinating corporate leaders, and that so-called “health” groups would go out of business if they didn’t constantly promote new monsters in...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Legitimizing the Lunatics
(December 20th, 2002)
The Center for Consumer Freedom has learned that the California State University at Fresno will host an event in 2003 dedicated to the topic of “Revolutionary Environmentalism.” The soon-to-be-announced February 13-14 conference will include a list of speakers that reads like a “Who’s Who” of the environmental...
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