Rebutting the Myth of “Evil” High Fructose Corn Syrup
(February 26th, 2010)
There is an old observation that if a lie is repeated enough, no matter how outrageous, it comes to be regarded as a truth. Such is the case with the unfounded claims that high fructose corn syrup is an unnatural sugar that poses novel health risks. Another “expert” jumped...
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Still No Evidence That Menu Labeling Works
(February 25th, 2010)
You might recall that last summer anti-obesity fanatics Kelly Brownell and David Ludwig wrote a piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They were addressing the lack of evidence that government-mandated menu labeling would actually work. “For some of the most important public health problems today,” the...
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TIME Trawls for Tuna Terror
(February 24th, 2010)
In a story that seems like it was pulled from an apocalyptic CSPI press release, TIME published a list this week of what it claims are the top 10 “most dangerous” foods. TIME’s inclusion of coffee, hot dogs, and leafy greens raised some eyebrows. But its addition...
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Consumer Group to New York Times Readers: “Shouldn’t the ‘Humane Society’ Do Better?”
(February 23rd, 2010)

Washington - A full-page ad from the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) appears in today's New York Times, highlighting the failure of the Humane Society of the United States to devote a significant amount of money to supporting America's underfunded pet shelters. The ad explains that HSUS shares...
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Yes, Wayne, Let’s Follow the Money
(February 23rd, 2010)
If you don’t subscribe to the dead-tree edition of The New York Times, you may have missed our full-page ad today asking readers, “Shouldn’t the ‘Humane Society’ do better?” Considering that less than half of one-percent of money spent by the Humane Society of the United...
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Racketeering Lawsuit Fingers Humane Society of the United States
(February 22nd, 2010)

Washington - In a landmark RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) lawsuit certain to have far-reaching implications for the animal rights movement, Feld Entertainment and the Ringling Brothers circus sued the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), its lawyers, and several other animal rights groups last week....
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Federal Racketeering Lawsuit Stuns HSUS
(February 22nd, 2010)
You may have missed our New Year’s Eve exposé covering the dismissal of a federal lawsuit pushed by a consortium of animal rights groups that included the deceptive Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The groups alleged that Feld Entertainment (the parent company of the Ringling...
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Consumer Group: “Genesis Award” Celebrity Presenters Should Boycott HSUS
(February 19th, 2010)

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is challenging fifteen celebrities to withdraw their planned participation in the 24th Annual Genesis Awards, presented by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Although HSUS saturates cable TV with advertisements suggesting a pet-rescue-focused agenda, tax documents obtained...
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The Golden State Soda Tax
(February 19th, 2010)
California lawmakers are considering imposing a $1.5 billion “soda tax” on the economically beleaguered residents of that nearly bankrupt state. State Senator Dean Florez (D-Fresno) has proposed to tax sweetened drinks at the rate of a penny per teaspoon of sugar in an ill-guided attempt to control obesity...
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Consumer Group to Senator Florez: Californians Don’t Want New Taxes
(February 18th, 2010)

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) called on California Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez to abandoned his misguided proposal to levy a penny for every teaspoon of added sugar in sugar-sweetened beverages.

A wealth of academic research casts serious doubt on whether there is any...
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