The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) has enlisted the help of a Julia Child impersonator in a new three-minute online video which will help Americans understand that “natural” table sugar (from...

As National Fitness Month comes to a close, an unlikely new ally has joined the fight against childhood obesity: Nintendo. No, really. The American Heart Association just announced a partnership with the video game company to promote physical activity through its popular Wii system.

It's an unorthodox move, but desperate...

Today, the Center for Consumer Freedom expressed concern that ConAgra Foods is taking advantage of the urban myth about high fructose corn syrup to rebrand its ketchup. The food company announced this week that they would be switching from high fructose corn syrup to sugar in their Hunt’s ketchup,...

Sadly, this year some Americans have little to be thankful for, other than the simple pleasure of enjoying their holiday meals in peace.

But meat-hating animal rights activists and nutrition purists see Thanksgiving as the perfect time to launch new scare campaigns. Some have even proclaimed November as "Vegan...

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Friends and family? Your good health? Job security? Sadly, this year some Americans have little to be thankful for, other than the simple pleasure of enjoying their holiday meals in peace.

But meat-hating animal rights activists and nutrition purists see Thanksgiving as the...

Washington - Today, as doctors descend upon Washington, DC for the Obesity Society's annual meeting to discuss government strategies to solve obesity, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is reminding Americans that weight is an issue of personal responsibility and that it should be treated as such by the...

Washington, DC -The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) has launched a new million-dollar ad campaign designed to put an end to the blatant inaccuracies being propagated by the sugar industry about high fructose corn syrup. The Sugar Association continues to wrongly characterize efforts to educate the public...

Washington, DC -Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) launched a new million dollar ad campaign designed to put an end to the blatant inaccuracies surrounding the much-maligned ingredient: high fructose corn syrup. The campaign will communicate to the public what most experts already know, that high...

The prospect of a trillion-dollar healthcare overhaul has Congress looking under couch cushions to find enough new revenue to pay the bill.

One suggestion is raising billions of dollars through "lifestyle taxes" on food, alcohol, and soft drinks. Not only would taxing drinks generate a new revenue stream, but supporters...

Flabby argument

(August 20th, 2009)

Richard Kravitz’s baseless insinuation that taxing high fructose corn syrup, or corn sugar, would reduce obesity rates fails to take into account nutrition and economic research that shows just the opposite (“Health care reform alone won’t make us healthier, experts say,” Aug. 16).

No fewer than five studies in a...