Food Companies Beat Soda Tax in Calorie Cut Challenge
(May 30th, 2013)
Readers of The Washington Post were greeted with a full-page announcement by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation that the companies participating had achieved their goal of reducing the annual calorie supply by 1.5 trillion calories two years ahead of schedule. … Continue reading
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Bittman Dismisses Basis for His Bestseller
(May 29th, 2013)
A couple of weeks ago, the Institute of Medicine, usually a scold-friendly issuer of hundred-page reports demanding social engineering of food choices, dropped a bombshell by declaring that reducing salt more aggressively isn’t necessary. Food scolds like Michael Jacobson of … Continue reading
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Is PETA SLAPPing the Internet?
(May 29th, 2013)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) doesn’t like it when other people — including us, through our PETA Kills Animals project — point out that the world’s most notorious animal liberation group kills large numbers of dogs and … Continue reading
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Another Soda Tax Bites the Dust
(May 24th, 2013)
With state legislative seasons wrapping up and official deadlines approaching, activists placed their hopes to end beverage freedom on a California soda tax proposal. Now, legislators have placed it in the “suspense file,” which effectively kills it. Proponents had hoped … Continue reading
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Potato Scold Says Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Fat Little Lies
(May 23rd, 2013)
Walter Willett — last seen expressing sympathy for the health effects of living in international poverty after blaming the humble potato for the nation’s love handles — apparently finds any evidence that moderate overweight status isn’t an immediate death sentence … Continue reading
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Reject plan to block sales of ‘unhealthy’ products
(May 23rd, 2013)
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: Press-Enterprise California has spent the better half of the last century branding itself as the health and fitness capital of the United States. From “California Cuisine” to Muscle Beach, if you’re sporting a spare tire, … Continue reading
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HumaneWatch.org Encourages Americans to Give to Local Oklahoma Pet Shelters to Make the Largest Impact for Animals
(May 23rd, 2013)
Today HumaneWatch.org, a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), encouraged concerned Americans looking to help animals in the wake of this week’s tornado to give to local central Oklahoma pet shelters over large, national animal groups like the … Continue reading
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Lefty Lapdogs Hail Hypocrisy in Federal Court
(May 22nd, 2013)
With the scent of scandal surrounding the White House and the federal bureaucracy, you would think that the “watchdogs” at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) would be on the prowl for politicized bureaucrats and alleged cover-ups. They … Continue reading
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No Rest for California Soda Freedom Advocates
(May 21st, 2013)
Yesterday, a California Senate Committee heard testimony on a proposal, Senate Bill 622, to place a $1.28 per-gallon tax on soft drinks in the state. (If that doesn’t sound like much, consider that the state’s tax on the roughly equal-calorie … Continue reading
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HSUS Ensnared in IRS Scandal?
(May 20th, 2013)
The news in Washington over the past week or so has been dominated by news that the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt entities division improperly targeted conservative-leaning organizations for extra scrutiny. And while the national press asks who knew what and … Continue reading
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