Greenpeace

(December 19th, 2011)
“…a band of scientific illiterates who use Gestapo tactics…” – Greenpeace Co-Founder, Patric Moore, describing his former organization. View PDF   View JPEG   

Big Apple or Big Brother?

(December 19th, 2011)
After tackling margarine on bagels in New York, the New York Department of Health Hype is attacking soft drinks. Priorities? View PDF   View JPEG   

Quote of the Week

(July 22nd, 2011)
Wednesday was the birthday of Gregor Mendel, who you may remember from biology class as the 19th-century monk whose experiments with plant hybridization formed the foundation of the modern study of genetics. At The Washington Post, Alexandra Peti compares the noncontroversial work of Mendel with today’s biotechnology and the notion of “unmodified”...

Quote of the Week

(January 27th, 2011)
Usually our quotes of the week come from fresh op-eds or commentaries that extol the virtues of consumer freedom. But today's quote dates back to 1859 when political philosopher John Stuart Mill published his famous treatise On Liberty. Mill's theoretical argument that government should intrude in someone's life only if he...
There's no question that Mississippi has a serious obesity problem on its hands. It’s the fattest state in the union, with an obesity rate of 34.4 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.It's understandable that state legislators would be concerned about this. But all...

Happy New Year from CCF!

(December 30th, 2010)
It's almost New Year’s Eve, and that means it's time to ring in 2011. (Weren't we just worrying about the "Y2K bug"? How time flies.) If you're like us, you’re planning on indulging a little bit tomorrow night. Whether you'll be chowing down on finger foods at a party...
It's almost Christmas, our favorite time of year here at the Center for Consumer Freedom. Christmas means time with family, lots of presents, and, of course, good food. Whether you prefer turkey or ham, apple pie or pumpkin pie, chances are you're planning to indulge a little bit. And...
Between Consumer Reports magazine’s fearmongering about its own holiday party snacks and Marion Nestle suggesting we deprive certain businesses of constitutional rights, it's already been a busy week here at the Center for Consumer Freedom. With all this nonsense bubbling up from various food control-freaks, we haven't had time to update you on a couple key stories.First, the San Francisco Happy Meal...
Hunger in Africa is a dire problem. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, there are at least 239 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who go to bed hungry. And about 41 percent of Sub-Saharan Africans live on less than $1 per day, according to the Hunger Project.Thankfully, a new study...
Thanksgiving is almost here, and if you're anything like us at the Center for Consumer Freedom you can already taste the turkey. This year, remember to give thanks – not just for your friends and family, but also for the meal on the table in front of you. It's a point we make in our...