Walking to School
(April 29th, 2011)

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Dr. Oz: Animal Rights Activist?
(April 28th, 2011)
Daytime television’s self-promoting “YOU Doc” Dr. Mehmet Oz entertained us Wednesday with his assault on meat and dairy, offering up his talk show's couch to a vegan activist group that twists medical research to claim non-tofu proteins come with major health risks.In typical Oz fashion, he promised to...
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Congressman Jim Moran Proposes Misguided Bag Tax
(April 27th, 2011)

Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) criticized Congressman Jim Moran’s (D-Va.) proposed legislation that would levy a nationwide five-cent tax on plastic bags. If passed, the ban will likely drive Americans to purchase cheap, fabric-like polypropylene bags that can contain excessive levels of lead and serve as...
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Britain’s Jamie Oliver Targets American Kids’ Moo-Juice
(April 27th, 2011)
Television food scold Jamie Oliver has finally found an ally to help him infiltrate the Los Angeles Unified School District. Newly appointed Superintendent John Deasy appeared with Oliver Tuesday on a late-night talk show to announce the target of their joint food revolution: flavored milk.Deasy said he and Oliver...
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The Truth about HSUS Shines in Times Square
(April 26th, 2011)
When the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recently visited New York City to promote his new book, we were there to greet him with a billboard that lets his animal-rights organization’s cat out of the proverbial bag. Contrary to most Americans’ beliefs,...
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Scaremongers to Consumers: Just Take Our Word for It
(April 25th, 2011)
We’ve written extensively about professional do-gooders who have little respect for pesky things like “evidence” and “burden of proof.” Not when saving us from ourselves is Job one. This month the Food and Drug Administration criticized the Center for Science in the Public Interest's (CSPI) decades-old crusade...
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This Earth Day, Help the Environment, Skip the Reusable Bag
(April 22nd, 2011)

 

Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) advises consumers to cast a skeptical eye on environmental activists’ claims that reusable or cotton bags are a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Research shows that reusable bags have a larger carbon footprint, taking much more...
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When “Green” Solutions Could Hurt the Planet
(April 22nd, 2011)
In a simpler time, helping the Earth involved recycling and chastising litterbugs. But the annual “Earth Day” has become a platform for environmental and animal rights activists to promote their latest scare campaigns and demonize your personal choices. Among other things, self-anointed protectors of Mother Earth have used Earth...
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Consumer Group: Taxing Soda Isn’t Going to Solve California’s Health or Debt Woes
(April 21st, 2011)

 

Today the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) opposed the position of a new study released by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy supporting a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. The report suggests that Assemblyman Bill Monning’s (D-Carmel) legislation, AB 669, would generate significant new revenue...
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California Soda Tax Is a Budget Band-Aid
(April 21st, 2011)
In a new study today, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) is promoting a penny-per-ounce “sin” tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Supporters of this nanny-state initiative anticipate it will generate nearly $2 billion annually. They claim the money will ultimately be spent combating...
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