Vending Machines
(July 31st, 2009)

Continue reading
read more here »

Gutting Fishy Scaremongering
(July 30th, 2009)
Activists spread a lot of scares and myths about what we eat—that hot dogs cause cancer, organic food is healthier, and so on. One of the most pernicious myths harms mothers-to-be and their children by warning against fish consumption because of minuscule levels of (mostly naturally-occurring)...
read more here »

Organic Mythology Busted. Again.
(July 29th, 2009)
Worshippers at the organic-only food altar have been claiming for years, despite bushels of evidence to the contrary, that their precious “natural” fruits, veggies, and meat are healthier than “normal” crops. (You know, inorganic food.) But BBC News reports on a landmark scientific review published today, which was commissioned by the UK’s Food Standards Agency.  Get ready for...
read more here »

Meat the Press?
(July 29th, 2009)
Washington Post writer Ezra Klein donated a few column inches today to the “Real Environmentalists Don’t Eat Meat” gang, claiming that forgoing meat is the best way to reduce our national carbon footprint. He should have dug deeper into the facts. Klein offers the following platitudes:
Going vegetarian might...
read more here »

The Carrot and the Stick: 2009 Update
(July 28th, 2009)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are co-hosting an obesity conference this week in Washington, called “Weight of the Nation.” With Big Apple food cop Thomas Frieden now in charge of the CDC, the event holds lots of promise...
read more here »

Consumer Group Dismisses Regulatory Approach to Combating Obesity
(July 27th, 2009)

Washington, D.C. - As Congress debates a "public option" for health insurance, public health activists and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are proposing a different kind of public option: placing Americans' weight under government control."Whether it's taxes, product bans, or other regulations, the public health community...
read more here »

Open Wide and Say “Aaaaaugghhhh”!
(July 27th, 2009)
Healthcare reform is at the top of the national agenda, and today the spotlight has turned to obesity. As part of its “Weight of the Nation” conference, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is highlighting obesity’s role in health care costs with a new panic-inducing annual estimate: read more here »

Quote Of The Week
(July 24th, 2009)
This is a line we just might borrow in the future, but first let’s give credit where credit is due. Yesterday the Los Angeles Times printed a story about this year’s anti-hot dog crusade from the phony, veganism-pushing “Cancer Project” group—itself a spinoff from the misleadingly named...
read more here »

CSPI’s Latest Frivolous Lawsuit Should Be Taken with a Grain of Salt, Says CCF
(July 23rd, 2009)
Washington, D.C. - Today, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed yet another frivolous lawsuit, this time targeting Denny's restaurant. CSPI, a self-described "food police" group with a long history of filing media stunt lawsuits, alleges that the amount of sodium in Denny's famous "Moons Over...
read more here »

Animal Rights Czar?
(July 23rd, 2009)
Fans of the Fox News Channel’s “Glenn Beck Program” saw our Director of Research leading off yesterday’s show, discussing what might happen if animal rights activist Cass Sunstein is confirmed as America’s new “regulatory czar.” We’ve been telling reporters for months that Sunstein’s animal-liberation philosophy raises a red flag about his candidacy. Many...
read more here »