Swedish Fish High in Nutrients, Low in Mercury
(November 30th, 2010)
The Swedes know a thing or two about seafood. Scandinavia is the largest fish supplier in Europe, and seafood is a key staple of the Swedish diet. So surely (the food hysterics would interject) people must be dropping dead in the streets of Stockholm from mercury poisoning. Right?...
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For Flagstaff Schools, Fat Begins with an F
(November 29th, 2010)
If you fashion yourself a food cop crusading against an apocalyptic scourge of obesity, you can justify some pretty nutty things. We've seen San Francisco ban Happy Meal toys, the New York City Health Commission compare soda to liquid fat, and an anti-business hack group ludicrously...
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Happy Turkey Day from the Center for Consumer Freedom
(November 24th, 2010)
Thanksgiving is almost here, and if you're anything like us at the Center for Consumer Freedom you can already taste the turkey. This year, remember to give thanks – not just for your friends and family, but also for the meal on the table in front of you. It's a point we make in our...
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Finger waggers, stuff it
(November 23rd, 2010)

If you're like most Americans, you're looking forward to loading up your plate this Thanksgiving. You can already taste the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Oh, and pass the gravy.

But for America's self-anointed food watchdogs, Thanksgiving may as well be Black Thursday. These public health puritans look...
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Quote of the Week
(November 23rd, 2010)
Former “Iron Chef” Mario Batali is a larger-than-life cookbook author, television personality, and philanthropist who knows a thing or two about foods and ingredients. He recently wrote a very sensible op-ed for The Wall Street Journal that argued for good, old-fashioned moderation in our diets:
We might even stop...
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Selenium: Fish’s Forgotten Benefit
(November 22nd, 2010)
Food hysterics seem to enjoy pulling their hair out over the supposed effects of mercury in fish. What they'll never mention is a little element called selenium. Selenium is a nutrient essential in small amounts for the human body. Fish is a good source of selenium, although, as dietitian Mary...
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Twinkies or tofu? In a sense, it doesn’t matter
(November 19th, 2010)

Mark Haub decided he was going on a diet. But rather than stocking up on salads and Slim-Fast, the Kansas State professor of nutrition decided to try something different: Twinkies, doughnuts and an occasional hot dog.

Here's the catch: He kept his daily food intake at 1,800 calories. He also...
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Trimming the Fat from Al Jazeera’s Obesity Report
(November 19th, 2010)
Al Jazeera (yes, that Al Jazeera) has a new report out for its Fault Lines program called “Fast Food, Fat Profits,” that purports to document America's obesity problem. A spokesperson for the Center for Consumer Freedom was interviewed for the segment by reporter Josh Rushing. The resulting report...
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What’s New in Obesity? A Review.
(November 18th, 2010)
In our previous publications Small Choices, Big Bodies and An Epidemic of Obesity Myths, we presented a view of the scientific literature that often isn’t found in the media or is ignored by obesity activists who seek heavy-handed government policies to fight fat. Every now and then,...
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Happy Meal ban illogical
(November 17th, 2010)
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: USA Today Eric Mar’s defense of his Happy Meal ban fails to draw a direct link between toys and children’s weight. That’s because no such link exists. There’s no convincing evidence that the meals themselves … Continue reading
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