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(November 30th, 2008)

Concerns over mercury levels in largemouth bass from Big Bear Lake appear to be a giant overreaction ("Concerns raised about lake's fish," Nov. 25).

The highest mercury level recorded in Big Bear bass, 0.6 parts per million, is far less than the 1.0 parts per million "action level" that the...
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A Poem for Thanksgiving
(November 26th, 2008)

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Center for Consumer Freedom!
(November 26th, 2008)
Like the holiday itself, the Thanksgiving meal means different things to different people. You might be a deep-fryer, a brine enthusiast, an old-fashion roast-and-baster, a rotisserie purist, or even one of those rare “tofurky” hold-outs. Whatever your pleasure, we hope you enjoy it with friends and family during...
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Poor Children Suffer From Tuna Fears
(November 25th, 2008)
If you’ve followed the “he said, she said” controversies about seafood and health in recent years, you’d be forgiven for not knowing how to make heads or tails of all the advice. But if you’re about to become a mother, your baby’s health may depend on making sense of...
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It’s a Real Tuna Meltdown
(November 25th, 2008)
“Fish stories,” we write in this morning’s Providence Journal, “are just like every other media phenomenon: Bad news makes for better headlines. So mercury fears, however misguided, tend to out-shout the reasons our mothers taught us that fish was ‘brain food.’ And in America’s poorest households, children are...
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Gobble, Gobble, Sue!
(November 24th, 2008)
With only three days left until the big feast, we’re happy to see that our Thanksgiving guest waiver is making the rounds. As one columnist wrote today, those behind all the fuss about “turkey genocides” and "Turkey Day diets" just don’t get it:“The whole point of the holiday...
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Don’t Be A Turkey This Thanksgiving; Insist On The Obesity Liability Waiver
(November 21st, 2008)

Washington, DC – This Thanksgiving, the Center for Consumer Freedom wishes the nation a guilt-free turkey day filled with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and all the trimmings. But with a cornucopia of trial lawyers seeking to make obesity lawsuits their next cash cow, those hosting a holiday feast should...
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Don’t Sue The Hand That Feeds You (Thanksgiving Edition)
(November 21st, 2008)
It really is the most wonderful time of the year for food activists. A cornucopia – no, a moveable feast – of nutritional puritans have already descended on Thanksgiving planners this week. We've seen paranoid all-natural types warning us about non-organic cranberries; tofu-wielding PETA pilgrims decrying “turkey...
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ACRYLAMIDE: Takes huge amount to cause health risk
(November 20th, 2008)
Dr. Elizabeth Smoots failed to ask an obvious question regarding the supposed cancer risks from eating acrylamide, a common chemical found in starchy foods (Tuesday column, "Something else to watch out for: acrylamides"). How much is too much?Consider french fries, for instance. A person of average size would have...
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Organic Activist Complaints Smell Fishy
(November 20th, 2008)
In addition to being America’s self-anointed nutrition czar, Marion Nestle is our benevolent organic overlord. On her blog (titled, without a hint of authoritarian irony, “What To Eat”), Nestle complained bitterly this morning about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plan to let some seafood producers label their catch...
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