Community Challenge | A national call to let children play
(May 31st, 2010)

As National Fitness Month comes to a close, an unlikely new ally has joined the fight against childhood obesity: Nintendo. No, really. The American Heart Association just announced a partnership with the video game company to promote physical activity through its popular Wii system.

It's an unorthodox move, but desperate...
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Experts to FDA: Time to Update Fish Recommendations
(May 28th, 2010)
We’ve pointed out many times that Americans’ hysteria over trace levels of mercury in fish is just that—hysteria. The health risks from mercury (some of which is all-natural) are vanishingly small compared to the well-documented health benefits of eating fish. And now here’s some good news:...
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Spraying Context on Organic’s Pesticide Claims
(May 27th, 2010)
With the recent release of a new review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it now seems pretty well established that organic foods aren’t any nutritionally better than regular, conventional foods. But one of the comebacks we often hear from skeptical consumers (mostly parents of small children)...
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Watchdog Group Calls Out Humane Society of the United States with Times Square Billboard
(May 26th, 2010)

A new Times Square billboard appearing at Seventh Avenue and 48th Street highlights the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) deceptive fundraising practices that “scam” the American public into believing that HSUS is the national umbrella group for local humane societies despite lacking any affiliation with these local...
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CSPI “Awards” More of the Same (Drivel)
(May 26th, 2010)
It seems like it’s been a while since the nutritional purists at the Center for Science in the Public Interest last pulled a hyperbolic snack-hating stunt. But we knew we wouldn’t have to wait too long. Yesterday CSPI unveiled the latest edition of its “Xtreme Eating Awards” for...
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Watchdog Group’s Investigation Exposes Unacceptable Conditions at HSUS Horse Sanctuary
(May 25th, 2010)

Today at HumaneWatch.org, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) released an undercover video shot at the Duchess Horse Sanctuary in Douglas County, Oregon—a facility owned and managed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Though HSUS claims its Oregon facility offers “1120 acres of rolling...
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Organic’s Nutritional Superiority (Still) Nonexistent
(May 25th, 2010)
Another study, another dose of reality for organic-only foodies. A review published this month in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that the evidence from previous studies (after tossing out many whose scientific rigor was found lacking) indicates that organic food isn’t any healthier than ordinary,...
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Resolved: Shareholders Reject PETA Agenda
(May 24th, 2010)
The Associated Press reports today (as though it were “news”) on an old tactic used by the animal rights extremists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In addition to sending half-nude performers to “shower” with an anti-meat message, PETA is trying a more fully...
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Table the push to limit salt in foods
(May 23rd, 2010)

From taxing soft drinks to banning bake sales, public health activists and dietary do-gooders have been beating us up over what we eat and drink.

Now they want to rub salt in our wounds.

The Institute of Medicine released a report last month calling on the Food and Drug Administration to...
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Eat up: Meat isn’t bad for you or the climate
(May 21st, 2010)

Can’t my family and I just have a barbeque in peace?

As Memorial Day approaches, Americans will be dusting off their grills in anticipation of flame-broiling a few juicy steaks, hot dogs, and ribs.

But it seems like there’s always one guy at the party who asks for marinated tofu—which would...
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