Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) criticized Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach’s (D-Montgomery/Delaware) proposed legislation, SB 590, that would place a two-cent tax on plastic bags provided to consumers by retailers. If passed, the tax will likely drive Pennsylvania consumers to purchase cheap, fabric-like reusable bags...

By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: Baltimore Sun While Maryland state lawmakers consider instituting a five-cent fee on plastic bags, you should consider this: Those polypropylene bags that will replace them are likely to bring dangerous bacteria like E. coli in … Continue reading

Today the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, is running junior full-page ads in three major California newspapers, kicking off a campaign to educate consumers and politicians about the potential dangers of increased importation and distribution of certain reusable shopping bags.

According to a new Opinion Research Corporation poll commissioned by CCF, 56% of Americans...

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...

Fructose Confusion

(October 16th, 2010)

The Post-Gazette was incorrect in writing that the human body processes high
fructose corn syrup differently from table sugar ("What's in a Name?" Oct. 9 editorial).

The American Medical Association stated in 2008 that corn sugar and table sugar
have a similar composition, "particularly on absorption by the body." The
American...

With the release of a bacon and cheese sandwich with fried chicken as the “bread,” this year has seen no shortage of over-the-top new foods. But none of these compare to the ultimate in extreme new foods: Baby carrots.

“Baby carrots” and “extreme” are hardly words you’d think to find...

With the release of a bacon and cheese sandwich with fried chicken as the “bread,” this year has seen no shortage of over-the- top foods. But none of these compares to the ultimate in extreme new foods: baby carrots. “Baby carrots” and “extreme” are hardly words you’d think to...

 

Have you looked at the list of ingredients on a box of crackers or a bag of chips lately? Did you wonder what some of the ingredients were?

Nutrition labels are full of scientific-sounding names. Carrageenan and fumaric acid don't exactly whet the average appetite. But they're helpful for...

Dr Pepper has announced it will switch from high fructose corn syrup to processed beet sugar in honor of its 125th anniversary. Earlier this year, Hunt’s removed high fructose corn syrup from its ketchup. And Starbucks claims to have removed it from its baked goods last year.

As food trends...

Unfounded tales about corn syrup

(September 5th, 2010)

I'm writing to correct some misinformation presented by a practitioner of naturopathy who claims that gastrointestinal tract problems are caused by high fructose corn syrup. There's no compelling scientific evidence to support this claim. ( A look at naturopathy, Lifebeat, Aug. 16)

The American Medical Association declared in 2008 that...