Food cops target munchies

(November 24th, 2011)
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: Boston Herald Let’s face it: One of the best parts about the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is the endless opportunity to stuff your face along with family, friends and coworkers. But just in … Continue reading

Finger waggers, stuff it

(November 23rd, 2010)

If you're like most Americans, you're looking forward to loading up your plate this Thanksgiving. You can already taste the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Oh, and pass the gravy.

But for America's self-anointed food watchdogs, Thanksgiving may as well be Black Thursday. These public health puritans look...

Once again Mississippi is numero uno in America when it comes to obesity, with over 33 percent of residents officially obese. And once again Colorado is the slimmest, coming in just under 20 percent. (Massachusetts is ranked 48th, with 21.7 percent.)

As usual the focus is on why and how:...

Obesity’s Obvious Options

(July 24th, 2010)

As an avid kayaker, I know I could get a workout just paddling across some parts of the Mississippi River. And after reading a new 50-state report on obesity, I'm beginning to suspect the one thing wider than the Mississippi is Mississippians.

Once again Mississippi is numero uno in America...

The next time you order a hot dog at the ballgame, you might want to ask the vendor to hold the politics. No, really: Ketchup, of all things, is the latest symbol of a national food fight in America.

How? The proof is in the condiment.

Hunt's ketchup recently decided to...

Today the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) called out New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz for his proposed legislation, bill number A10129, introduced last Friday that would prohibit the use of salt in the preparation of restaurant foods.

J. Justin Wilson, Senior Research Analyst at CCF, made the following...

Washington, DC – If this weekend’s Golden Globes don’t quite satisfy your award-show cravings, then the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is here to help. Today CCF announced the winners of its 2005 “Tarnished Halo” awards. These prizes are given annually to America’s most notorious animal-rights zealots, celebrity busybodies,...
Washington, DC – A report by Trust for America's Health entitled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America” should receive a failing grade for relying on a flawed standard for measuring obesity—as well as numerous errors and exaggerations, said the Center for Consumer Freedom today....