Animal Rights Militants Like Mandela?
(August 31st, 2004)
"The Vlasaks of today are the Mandelas of yesterday." That's how animal rights nut Jerry Vlasak described himself after British Home Secretary David Blunkett summarily banned him and his activist wife from entering the UK. Vlasak's attempt to remake his image by evoking Nelson Mandela is nothing...
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Fitness Vs. Fatness
(August 30th, 2004)
Does BMI stand for "Big Malarkey Index?" asks reporter Carolyn Susman in this morning's Palm Bimeach Post. Picking up on our concerns about the government's flawed standard separating "normal" from "overweight" and "obese," she points out that BMI "sounds like code for something kids might giggle about....
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Reason Enough To Roast Food Cops
(August 27th, 2004)
"Surely it would be legitimate to point out that an anti-tobacco activist was a chain smoker, that an opponent of legalized gambling liked to play the slots, or that an anti-porn crusader was fond of dirty movies," writes Jacob Sullum in this month's issue of Reason magazine. read more here »

Soft Drink Hysteria Hard to Swallow
(August 26th, 2004)
Legendary TV chef Julia Child, who passed away this month, warned us that "when you're afraid of your food, you don't digest it well." Unfortunately, American consumers have been scared silly about nearly every item on the menu, from beef and chicken to salmon and veggies. The latest phony...
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Home-Grown Animal-Rights Militant Banned From UK
(August 26th, 2004)
The British Home Secretary, acting on Center for Consumer Freedom research and investigative reporting from a top London newspaper, has banned animal-rights extremist Jerry Vlasak from entering the United Kingdom. On May 20, we sent a letter to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), whose subcommittee was investigating the very...
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Pop Goes The Bias
(August 25th, 2004)
It'd be hard to miss the blaring headlines that trumpet the latest anti-soda scare study -- this time supposedly linking increased consumption with type 2 diabetes. Once again, this is a case of biased researchers pushing frenzy over facts. As we pointed out...
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Soda Study Is The Latest Fizzy Science From Food Police
(August 24th, 2004)
Washington, DC – Obesity alarmists and anti-soda activists are rallying around fizzy research that takes a great leap to suggest a causal relationship between soda consumption and type 2 diabetes. The newly published study in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) was co-authored by several individuals...
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America’s real obesity crisis
(August 24th, 2004)

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Hyperbolic Hypocrisy
(August 24th, 2004)
The critics of consumer choice and enemies of a wide variety of menu options have never been known for their consistency. From flip-flops about obesity lawsuits to schizophrenic support of domestic terrorism, the food cops, animal rights nuts, and other radical activists have practically got the market cornered on...
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The Maine Problem: Food Cops Run Amok
(August 23rd, 2004)
A state known for its rich and delicious lobster now faces the draft report of an anti-obesity plan straight out of the food cops' playbook. The Commission to Study Public Health in Maine, created by state Representative Sean Faircloth, recently released 28 anti-obesity policy recommendations. Last...
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