Obesity’s effects
(September 30th, 2006)
In his rush to spread a good message about diet and exercise, John McCarron repeated some erroneous statistics. Although the American Medical Association once claimed that obesity was implicated in the deaths of 300,000 Americans annually, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has since revised the official numbers...
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Deep-fried hysteria
(September 29th, 2006)
First of all, New York, let's take a deep breath. Good? Good.A little oxygen does wonders to clear the head, which raises questions about the air supply at the city Health Department. Its proposal to eradicate all artificial trans fats from every restaurant in the city is nothing...
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CCF To NYC: Drop The Trans Fat Hysteria
(September 29th, 2006)
Tuesday's announcement that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would consider forcibly expunging trans fats from restaurants all over the Big Apple isn't sitting well with a lot of folks. While man-of-the-people/billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the proposal by...
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Phony Animal-Rights ‘Physicians Committee’ Plays Chicken With California Lawsuits
(September 28th, 2006)
Washington – Seven California lawsuits filed yesterday against restaurants that serve grilled chicken are motivated by animal-rights ideology, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) said today. The deceptively named "Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine" (PCRM) is actually a wealthy animal rights group, not a mainstream health charity.
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Putting More Critters In Harm’s Way, Animal-Rights-Style
(September 28th, 2006)
We told you last week about a disturbing pattern of animals turning up dead after pious animal "rights" activists intervene in the natural order of things. We didn't even mention the more than 14,400 dogs and cats that have perished at the hands of People...
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Trans Fat: Fact And Fiction
(September 28th, 2006)
As we told you yesterday, the fight between advocates of consumer freedom and the nanny state's henchmen is coming to a head in New York City, as local lawmakers have unanimously voiced their support for an outright ban on a popular culinary bogeyman: trans fat. Knowing full...
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When Bad News is Good News: The Spinach Story
(September 27th, 2006)
The media frenzy surrounding the recent spinach-related E. coli infections has begun to die down. It's certainly a good thing that the causes, effects, and geographical origins of the illness have been well publicized, but one important insight has been lost in the shuffle. The scope of the outbreak...
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Fat Proposals Saturate Big Apple With Paternalism
(September 27th, 2006)
Everything's bigger in New York -- especially the government. That was the message sent by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene when that august agency announced yesterday that it would consider banning trans fats from restaurants and requiring restaurants to print calorie-counts wherever...
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Consumer Group to NYC Bureaucrats: “Focus on Real Food Safety Issues”
(September 26th, 2006)
Washington, DC – Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) scoffed at the New York City Board of Health’s proposal to ban trans fat from all of the city’s food service outlets, and its intention to mandate that restaurants list calories on their menu boards.“Beware of hysteria,...
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Don’t worry about the chips
(September 26th, 2006)
Before anyone gets too worried about acrylamide in potato chips, a little perspective is in order ("Probable carcinogen raises concern about chips, fries," Sept. 19).Olives, almonds, prune juice, asparagus, spinach and beets are also high in acrylamide. Does anyone really believe these foods are a recipe for cancer?The most...
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