CDC: Overweight Statistics Don’t Tell The Whole Story
(June 30th, 2003)
“Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat. It may also be due to an increase in lean muscle. For example, professional athletes may be very lean and muscular, with very little body fat, yet they may weigh more than others of the...
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Quote Of The Week
(June 27th, 2003)
Watching the President of the United States has long been its own cottage industry. Questions like what kind of underwear he prefers, the movies he watches, and how he spends his vacation are the object of fascination for people the world over. And of course there’s the persistent curiosity...
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Our Week In Review
(June 27th, 2003)
If you’ve been reading the Center for Consumer Freedom’s Daily Headlines this week…

You’ve read about last weekend’s conference of money-hungry trial attorneys, who think making Americans thinner is "going to take a whole lot of lawsuits."

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CCF Ad Targets Frivolous Obesity Lawsuits
(June 26th, 2003)
Today the Center for Consumer Freedom unveils a new television commercial, warning Americans that unscrupulous trial lawyers are desperately looking for ways to make food their next tobacco-sized payday. Where most of us see dinner, they see dollar signs. View this new ad here. The humorous...
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Hate The Corporation, Love The Hunger
(June 25th, 2003)
It turns out that the motley crew of organic farmers, anarchists, celebrity chefs and wild-eyed Luddites holding "teach-ins," getting themselves arrested, and running around naked in Sacramento this week don't like corporations. Who would have guessed? "Feed the needy, not the...
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Lunatic Conspiracy Targets — Tap Water?
(June 24th, 2003)
If you thought that a loony obsession with malevolent forces spiking our drinking water was limited to fictional characters from "Dr. Strangelove," think again. Such characters are very real -- and they belong to the extreme environmentalist movement. National Review reports that the same crowd...
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Lawyers Congregate To Pick Your Food (And Your Pocket)
(June 23rd, 2003)
"Listen carefully when you hear professor Daynard and his trial lawyer friends talk about fat deposits," cautions Center for Consumer Freedom Executive Director Rick Berman in a Boston Herald op-ed. "They're really referring to their bank accounts, not your love handles." Amusingly, Daynard, the...
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Quote Of The Week
(June 20th, 2003)
CCF Executive Director Rick Berman testified before Congress yesterday on a bill that would prevent frivolous lawsuits blaming restaurants for making people obese. Also testifying was frivolous lawsuit manufacturer, John Banzhaf. Notice how Banzhaf stops just short of saying that he'll sue ordinary...
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Our Week In Review
(June 20th, 2003)
If you've been reading the Center for Consumer Freedom's Daily Headlines this week...

You've seen why fast-food lawyer John Banzhaf should take his own advice and do some research.

You've learned that seed pirate and anti-biotech martyr Percy...
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Cabal Of Activists And Lawyers Plot To Sue Food Companies
(June 19th, 2003)
The country's greediest trial lawyers, boldest food nannies, and most outlandish academics will convene in Boston this weekend to plan a legal onslaught against restaurants. The Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI), which is playing host, declares that the event is "intended to encourage and support...
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