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According to a new study posted by the National Bureau of Economic Research, environmental factors such as food prices or restaurant location play a minuscule role in America’s increasing rates of obesity. The new study conducted by Drs. Charles Baum (Middle … Continue reading

 

Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) announced the recent launch of the HowMuchFish iPhone app, a convenient, on-the-go source for consumers looking to resolve the conflicting information about the health benefits and risks of a diet rich in seafood. The new app is an extension of...

 

ActivistCash.com, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), released a study conclusively demonstrating the bias and partisanship of the so-called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The analysis can be found on the newly unveiled website CrewExposed.com. CREW is often described as...

 

Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) criticized the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) over-the-top “Xtreme Eating Awards.” The annual awards “honor” restaurants for their high-calorie menu items.

J. Justin Wilson, Senior Research Analyst at the Center for Consumer Freedom, released the following statement on CSPI’s...

 

Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is calling on Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to abandon his misguided proposal to reintroduce a two-cent excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Mayor Nutter proposed a similar tax on soda last year, which Philadelphians flatly rejected.

With Philadelphia’s public schools facing a huge...

 

Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is calling on the State Humane Association of California to expand a May 3 deceptive-fundraising complaint it filed with Attorney General Kamala Harris against the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Through its “HumaneWatch” project (www.HumaneWatch.org),...

Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) criticized Congressman Jim Moran’s (D-Va.) proposed legislation that would levy a nationwide five-cent tax on plastic bags. If passed, the ban will likely drive Americans to purchase cheap, fabric-like polypropylene bags that can contain excessive levels of lead and serve as...

 

Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) advises consumers to cast a skeptical eye on environmental activists’ claims that reusable or cotton bags are a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Research shows that reusable bags have a larger carbon footprint, taking much more...

 

Today the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) opposed the position of a new study released by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy supporting a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. The report suggests that Assemblyman Bill Monning’s (D-Carmel) legislation, AB 669, would generate significant new revenue...

 

Today HumaneWatch.org, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), unveiled a new billboard in New York’s Times Square criticizing the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for its deceptive fundraising practices. Despite most Americans’ belief to the contrary, HSUS is not a national umbrella...