Our Week In Review
(August 29th, 2003)
If you've been reading the Center for Consumer Freedom's Daily Headlines this week...

You've learned who's behind the latest anti-soda jihad.

You know that the father of the "Twinkie Tax" doesn't practice what he preaches.

You understand why...
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Quote of the Week
(August 29th, 2003)
When the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) raised a stink last week about the corporate ties of some appointees to a federal nutrition panel, CSPI's objections were dutifully reported in many media outlets without a hint of disapproval. This despite...
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Sue The Nutritionist
(August 28th, 2003)
A study published in the respected JAMA indicates that eating dark chocolate can lower blood pressure. USA Today notes that: "Other experiments show cocoa flavonoids may reduce harmful blood clotting properties and decrease low-density-lipoprotein (LDL), known as the 'bad cholesterol.'" And the Associated...
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Big Brother in Your Kitchen
(August 27th, 2003)
Washington, DC -- Foods today are too "convenient," "good-tasting," and "cheap." People are eating them for "pleasure rather than just survival." Parental responsibility in the diets of children is a "failed experiment." So whines Yale psychologist Kelly Brownell in his new book Food Fight in which he lays out...
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PETA ‘Just As Guilty’ As Terror-Mongers
(August 27th, 2003)
In a public appearance before a veterans group yesterday, President Bush affirmed: "If you harbor a terrorist, if you support a terrorist, if you feed a terrorist, you're just as guilty as the terrorists." The Commander-in-Chief was speaking of Al Qaeda and Hamas, but we're reminded that...
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Kelly Brownell’s Big Brother Manifesto
(August 26th, 2003)
Speaking of the latest food police complaint -- "food is more cheap, more prevalent and much tastier" -- Rick Berman of the Center for Consumer Freedom asked in an Associated Press (AP) story: "hen do we need less food" and food "that tastes like crap" to satisfy...
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Would You Take Dietary Advice From This Man?
(August 26th, 2003)
Kelly Brownell, grandfather of the Twinkie Tax and author of the recent book Food Fight, regularly attacks restaurants and food suppliers for providing the food that Americans want: "The classic dodge of the food industry now is to blame the obesity problem on physical activity or lack...
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The Robert Wood Johnson Soda Ban
(August 25th, 2003)
Even before the famously anti-alcohol Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) officially declared obesity one of its priority concerns, the $8 billion health cop had awarded a grant of $722,925 to anti-soda activist Harold Goldstein.On Thursday of last week, the California Assembly voted to read more here »

Media Availability
(August 22nd, 2003)
Washington, DC -- The latest diatribe against restaurants and food companies comes from dietary scold Kelly Brownell, a Yale psychologist and father of the "Twinkie tax." Brownell's new book, Food Fight, casts aside overwhelming public opinion that obesity is a matter of personal and parental responsibility.Brownell's decade-long crusade aims...
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Our Week In Review
(August 22nd, 2003)
If you've been reading the Center for Consumer Freedom's Daily Headlines this week...

You were amazed that the commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture instituted a sweeping policy on treats in schools, unilaterally banning birthday cupcakes and forbidding kids to share snacks brought...
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