Ringing Out 2008: A Look Back
(December 31st, 2008)
As we prepare to chronicle (and resist) a 2009 full of assaults on our food freedoms, we’re also reflecting on the year that’s drawing to a close. Here are some of the stories that made 2008 “The Year of the Food Activist”:Michael Pollan sneered...
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Taxes on soda, juice an ‘experiment’ we should skip
(December 30th, 2008)

In an attempt to shore up the state’s $13.3 billion deficit, Gov. David A. Paterson is trying to give New Yorkers a Christmas present they do not want: Taxes. The governor is proposing taxes on just about every simple pleasure — movie tickets, health spa visits, cable TV, music...
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Fishy Omega-3 risks
(December 30th, 2008)

On December 12, The Washington Post published excerpts from a fascinating Food and Drug Administration draft report about fish that contradicts what environmental activists and government regulators have been saying for years. If the FDA's report becomes official policy, the conventional wisdom urging women of childbearing age to eat...
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CCF In The News: New Year’s Edition
(December 30th, 2008)
The Center for Consumer Freedom likes to ring in the New Year with a bang. Food scares, shady health advice, and obesity mania tend to bury common sense. We dig it out by dropping commentary in newspapers like confetti. In the Washington Times today, you’ll find our op-ed...
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Is it Really Organic? (Only the Fertilizer Company Knows for Sure…)
(December 29th, 2008)
As we reflect on the past year and look forward to ringing in a new one, financial uncertainty seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. So as we look back on the world of food activism in 2008, it’s no surprise to see that this year has...
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Solution to holiday weight gain? Get moving
(December 25th, 2008)

As usual for the holiday season, newspaper health pages have been full of tips on how to make it through December without looking like a fat Santa Claus by New Year’s. Watch the dip. Break out the veggie trays. “Just say no” to seconds on stuffing.

But buried among...
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Merry Christmas!
(December 24th, 2008)
Here at the Center for Consumer Freedom, we work hard to expose the idiotic (and often immoral) plots of those determined to police our dinner tables, terrorize us into adopting a meatless diet, tax our beverages, scare us with outrageous seafood stories, and sue...
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A Fish Story You’ll Only Find On Broadway
(December 23rd, 2008)
For those of you who haven’t been following “Sushigate,” let’s review: News broke last week that television star Jeremy Piven (of "Entourage" fame) had pulled out of his role in the Broadway production of David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow.” According to Piven and celebrity doctor/diet pill enthusiast Carlon Colker,...
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Jeremy Piven’s “Sushigate” Mercury Poisoning Claims Don’t Jibe With Seafood Science
(December 22nd, 2008)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) called on actor Jeremy Piven to come clean about the reason for his departure from the Broadway production of David Mamet’s "Speed-the-Plow." Established science on seafood and health, says the group, indicates that his claim of having sushi-related...
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The FDA Loves Stevia. Guess Who’s Panicking?
(December 22nd, 2008)
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of stevia, a calorie-free sweetener derived from herbs. Studies have shown that stevia has no negative health impacts, and is useful for people with Type 2 diabetes because it doesn’t affect blood sugar or blood pressure....
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