Farmed Fish Fears Fall Flat
(July 31st, 2003)
The New York Times reports that Wild Oats Markets, an all-organic food retailer, will from now on import its farmed salmon from Ireland. The Irish fish, Wild Oats claims, have lower levels of chemicals called PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) than North American sources. By sheer coincidence,...
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CSPI Goes International
(July 30th, 2003)
Last week we told you about the Center for Science in the Public Interest's (CSPI) plan to circumvent the democratic process through the lottery of the courts. CSPI's long-term strategy of sidestepping the American voters also includes a sustained effort to influence international...
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Food Police: ‘We Have Just Begun To Fight’
(July 29th, 2003)
Ellen Ruppel Shell, author of The Hungry Gene: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin, is sounding downright Churchillian. "We can no longer afford to consider body mass entirely a matter of personal choice and obesity something people bring upon themselves," the food...
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Slam-Dunking Animal Rights
(July 28th, 2003)
It's no secret that Leslie and Nanci Alexander, co-owners of the NBA's Houston Rockets franchise, are among the global animal-rights movement's biggest financial backers. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals even acknowledged the couple in 1998 for making "one of the most...
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Our Week In Review
(July 25th, 2003)
If you've been reading the Center for Consumer Freedom's Daily Headlines this week...

You know that Barbara Walters doesn't mince words about obesity lawsuits, telling her 20/20 audience: "That sounds crazy ... whatever happened to self-control?"

You've learned how only...
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Quote of the Week
(July 25th, 2003)
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) diet scold Michael Jacobson and "sue the bastards" legal shark John Banzhaf are a match made in heaven. Jacobson goes to work every day looking for a new recipe for turning lemonade into lemons, and Banzhaf makes...
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Live And Let Eat
(July 24th, 2003)
"Pop icon Paul McCartney has fired a salvo for chicken rights," reports Agence-France Presse. The noted vegetarian has written an open letter to KFC's chief executive, urging him to " implement PETA's eight simple things that need to be done to reduce cruelty to...
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‘Physicians,’ Heal Thy Animal-Rights Bias
(July 23rd, 2003)
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), an animal-rights front group claiming to be a medical charity, launched a media campaign this week featuring reckless charges about health risks supposedly connected with eating meat. Today the Center for Consumer Freedom noted that " read more here »

CSPI’s ‘9 Percent’ Approval Rating
(July 22nd, 2003)
Pity the poor timing of food nanny Michael Jacobson. Last week the executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) argued: "Consumers deserve to have their day in court if they believe that the foods they ate contributed to...
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Prime Time Consumer Freedom
(July 21st, 2003)
"I would not be surprised to see McDonald's paying more than $50 billion over the next decade" in "punitive damages" and "compensation for pain and suffering," greedy trial lawyer John Banzhaf told a British newspaper yesterday. But thanks to ABC News, around seven...
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