The Ins And Outs Of Consumer Freedom
(April 30th, 2007)
Shouts of "What's next?" are echoing from classrooms, bathrooms, and check-out lines as Americans wonder which aspect of their daily lives will serve as health activists' next target. Last week the Institute of Medicine announced a proposal to ban allegedly unhealthy items like carbonated water from school grounds....
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TDEC Ignores The Best Science In Setting Mercury Standard
(April 28th, 2007)
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has made a serious mistake in changing its health standard for traces of mercury in fish.The 0.3 parts-per-million standard TDEC has adopted is called an "ambient water quality criterion." It refers to the safety of...
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Never Miss A Headline
(April 27th, 2007)
Many of you have been asking, "How can I keep tabs on the food police and animal rights wackos while simultaneously checking the weather forecast and my g-mail?" We've got the answer: the Center for Consumer Freedom on your customized Google homepage. If you're already signed in to your Google account,...
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Quote Of The Week
(April 26th, 2007)
Food activists have a long and illustrious history of bending (or flat-out ignoring) science to advance their agendas (Exhibits A, B, C, D, and E). But it's not every day that we catch one actually admitting there's no proof for his pet issue. Imagine...
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Study: Why Food and Drink Bans Won’t Solve Childhood Obesity
(April 26th, 2007)
To see a copy of our report outlining the real cause of childhood obesity (physical inactivity), click here.Despite the fact that almost all the research on in-school nutrition indicates that food bans are ineffective (and sometimes counterproductive), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and food activists from groups like...
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Schools Declared ‘Twinkie-Free Zones’
(April 25th, 2007)
WASHINGTON -- Guard your lunch box. Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report proposing new guidelines for foods offered in schools. The recommendations reduce all food in competition with the National School Lunch Program into a three-tiered hierarchy: the good, the bad, and the unwelcome.The immediate...
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Cafeteria Food Fight
(April 25th, 2007)
Guard your lunch box: Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report proposing new guidelines for the food offered in schools. The recommendations group all food served in "competition" with the National School Lunch Program into a three-tiered hierarchy: the good, the bad, and the unwelcome....
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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish … Yellow Journalism
(April 24th, 2007)
When the Chicago Tribune printed a story this month advising pregnant women not (we repeat, not) to remove fish from their diets, it wasn't exactly front-page news. But it should have been. Sixteen months ago, the Tribune ran a high-profile and irresponsible week-long series titled "The Mercury...
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Peta Hides Animal-Killing By Flouting Virginia Law
(April 23rd, 2007)
WASHINGTON -- Alec Baldwin, Pam Anderson, Paul McCartney, and other celebrity animal-rights activists will be shocked to discover that their beloved People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has killed thousands of animals during the last decade. And this year, the Virginia-based group has ignored its legal obligation...
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PETA Hides Hypocrisy By Flouting The Law
(April 23rd, 2007)
It looks like the animal-rights zealots at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have caught on to the serious reputational damage that their well-documented history of killing animals by the thousands has caused. PETA's apparent (and unsurprisingly conniving) attempt at damage control? Stop telling...
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