Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) fired back against the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) latest over-the-top stunt to petition the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine “safe limits” for corn, cane and beet … Continue reading
File this one under “facts speak louder than scary words.” Dr. Richard H. Adamson, formerly of the National Cancer Institute, writes in a blog for Scientific American that the outlandish rhetoric of some of the soda scaremongers does not help us have an … Continue reading

Drink To Your Health

(January 10th, 2008)
Drinking buddies: one,  Teetotallers: zero. That was the final score of a twenty-year study measuring the affects of alcohol on health. The research, published in the European Heart Journal, found that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of dying from heart disease, compared to those who never touch...
A “groundbreaking” report yesterday from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR, known globally as the World Cancer Research Fund) revealed that diets including bacon, cheese, wine, ice cream, hot dogs, beer, and other food favorites increase the risk of cancer. (Bottom line: Anything that tastes good must...
CHICAGO - In an effort to force passage of a city-wide ordinance that would effectively ban elephants from zoos and circuses, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is parading a steady stream of elephant "experts" in front of Chicago reporters. What the media won't hear, however, is...
Far too few Americans remember that the Founding Fathers, authors of modern liberty, greatly enjoyed their food and drink -- from drafting the Declaration of Independence over pints to serving French fries in the White House. Now it seems that food liberty -- just one of the many important...

MADD Goes Too Far

(June 11th, 2004)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) began with the admirable goal of reducing drunk-driving traffic fatalities by educating the nation about the devastation caused by drunk drivers. For the first 15 years, this strategy paid off: MADD's public relations campaigns played a key role in changing the nation's attitude about...

Prohibition Ends!

(December 5th, 2003)
Washington – “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” So said President Roosevelt upon hearing of the repeal of Prohibition. Seventy years ago today, December 5th, 2003, the requisite two-thirds of states ratified the 21st amendment, marking the end of Prohibition nationwide. ...
Flush with more than a million dollars from the neo-prohibitionist Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Alcohol Policies Project of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) attacks the responsible consumption of beer, wine, and spirits with the same zeal -- and, unfortunately, success...
From: The Center for Consumer Freedom
To: Maya Angelou, Vanessa Carlton, Naomi Judd, Joan Lunden, Edward James Olmos, Serena Williams
Re: MADD is not what you think it is
Now that you have lent your star power to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as members of its...