Watchdog Group’s Times Square Billboards Criticize the Humane Society of the United States
(January 31st, 2011)

A massive mosaic of five Times Square billboards went up today at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 48th Street, highlighting the deceptive fundraising practices of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), America’s richest animal rights group. Sponsored by the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), the...
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The Food Environmentalists
(January 31st, 2011)
Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" report. It’s mostly the usual blather about avoiding trans fats and increasing vitamin intake. But food scold Marion Nestle is excited, so something must be amiss:
An advisory committee of 13 scientists spent the past five years working...
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They Banned Soda Pop
(January 28th, 2011)

Larry Wright, The Detroit News

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Quote of the Week
(January 27th, 2011)
Usually our quotes of the week come from fresh op-eds or commentaries that extol the virtues of consumer freedom. But today's quote dates back to 1859 when political philosopher John Stuart Mill published his famous treatise On Liberty. Mill's theoretical argument that government should intrude in someone's life only if he...
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Lead for Me But Not for Thee
(January 26th, 2011)
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an environmental research and advocacy group that specializes in sounding the alarm over toxic substances. When it comes to lead, EWG seems to have a zero-tolerance policy, as shown from this 2009 blog post on its website:
Laboratory tests commissioned by the Campaign for...
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Center for Consumer Freedom Takes the Media by Storm!
(January 25th, 2011)
Our study on lead in reusable grocery bags is a hot story in the national media right now. From ABC News:
Twenty-one reusable bags sold as alternatives to disposable plastic or paper bags had dangerous levels of lead, according to new test results provided to USA TODAY. The non-woven-polypropylene...
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Center for Consumer Freedom Takes the Media by Storm!
(January 25th, 2011)
Our study on lead in reusable grocery bags is a hot story in the national media right now. From ABC News:
Twenty-one reusable bags sold as alternatives to disposable plastic or paper bags had dangerous levels of lead, according to new test results provided to USA TODAY. The non-woven-polypropylene...
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Vice Taxes, Poverty, and Unintended Consequences
(January 24th, 2011)
Yesterday we appeared on Fox News' Fox and Friends to discuss so-called vice taxes. State and federal legislators have considered levies on everything from soda to snack foods in an attempt to plug their budget holes. But as we point out, these taxes would hit the poor disproportionately while doing little to...
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Excessive Amounts of Lead Found in Reusable Grocery Bags Supplied by Major Retailers
(January 24th, 2011)
Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) released new lab results showing that a number of major retailers’ reusable shopping bags contained excessive levels of lead. Of the 44 organizations whose bags were tested, 16 are selling or distributing reusable bags containing lead in amounts greater than...
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Excessive Amounts of Lead Found in Reusable Grocery Bags Supplied by Major Retailers
(January 23rd, 2011)

 

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Washington, DC – Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) released new lab results showing that a number of major retailers’ reusable shopping bags contained excessive levels of lead. Of the 44 organizations whose bags were tested, 16 are selling or...
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