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(June 30th, 2004)

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Declaration Of Food Independence
(June 30th, 2004)
On July 4, 1776, America's founding fathers signed their names to the Declaration of Independence in an effort to affirm basic liberties. But they never dreamed that anyone would someday attempt to strip the American people of the fundamental freedom to control what we eat and drink. In the...
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PETA Official Makes Lousy Candidate
(June 29th, 2004)
Regarding "Norman native selected for 'Candidate'" (news story, June 15): As a public promoter of animal-rights violence, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals campaign director Bruce Friedrich has no business running for president as an "American Candidate" reality TV show contestant. Friedrich has promised to use his TV...
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Food Cops Not Cooking With The Joy Of Truth
(June 29th, 2004)
Food cops never miss a chance to blame the so-called "obesity epidemic" on an illusory "toxic food environment." Never letting the facts get in the way of their pursuit of "fat taxes" and other restrictive policies, nutritional nags like Marion...
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The Great Obesity Con-sensus
(June 28th, 2004)
While those who profit from the so-called "obesity epidemic" insist that health experts have reached absolute "consensus" on the health risks posed by a high body-mass index (BMI), Associated Press medical editor Daniel Q. Haney reminds us (in a story picked up by nearly 200 media...
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Hypocritical Food Cops Preach ‘Integrity,’ Part II
(June 25th, 2004)
We told you yesterday that the food cops at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) will soon host their second "Integrity in Science" conference to decry business funding of science. But CSPI's big secret is that its efforts to exaggerate obesity --...
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Hypocritical Food Cops Preach ‘Integrity’, Part I
(June 24th, 2004)
An expert panel from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spoken, and it's bad news for the self-described "food cops" at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). One year after CSPI filed an error-riddled petition with the FDA claiming...
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Fast Food Attack With A Side Of Marketing Restrictions
(June 23rd, 2004)
Fat tax advocate and obesity researcher David Ludwig is at it again. He has published yet another study blaming fast food for childhood obesity -- and once more we're forced to ask: "Where's the beef?" Ludwig told Bloomberg news that his study read more here »

Quote of the Week
(June 22nd, 2004)
It's clear from last week's Earth Liberation Front arson in Utah and the recent arrest of seven SHAC (Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty) militants that animal-rights violence is an escalating threat. In 2002 Congressional testimony, FBI special agent James Jarboe described animal liberation and environmental extremism...
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No Increase In Obesity Numbers, Despite Panicky Headlines
(June 21st, 2004)
"Obesity Epidemic Continues Unabated," read the headline in Forbes. "U.S. Obesity Remains at Alarming Levels," screams USA Today. More than 150 media outlets reported on a recent study published in JAMA, and the typical headline went something like this: read more here »