Archive: Oct 2003

Happy Halloween!

On this day of tricks and treats, we’d like to remind you that some of the creatures hovering over your candy bowl are up to no good. Like it or…
Posted October 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

Trial Lawyers Up Demands On Food Companies

Yesterday we pointed you in the direction of a CCF-authored article skewering the Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI), which this summer held a conference “intended to…
Posted October 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Wizard Behind The Obesity-Lawsuit Curtain

The Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI). It’s a good name for a trial lawyer front-group that works to “encourage and support litigation against the food industry.” And as…
Posted October 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

USA Today reports that the biotechnology industry is working to make soybean products trans-fat-free, and lower in saturated fat. “Consumers may clamor” for these products, the paper notes.
Posted October 28, 2003 at 12:00 am

Robert Wood Johnson Lays Food Cops’ Foundation

“Greetings, fat people,” writes Jack Gordon in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “It cannot have escaped your notice that you lately have been reclassified as not merely unsightly but…
Posted October 27, 2003 at 12:00 am

Obesity Statistics Seriously Flawed

Testifying at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing on obesity yesterday, the Center for Consumer Freedom discussed how the three most commonly used statistics…
Posted October 24, 2003 at 12:00 am

Recipe For A Lawsuit

After the California State Senate passed a menu labeling bill that used the language of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) word for word,…
Posted October 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

Animal Rights Rides The Obesity Bandwagon

For the benefit of those who recently emerged from hibernation, the politics of fat now looms large in our national debate. Everyone from public health do-gooders to environmentalists and the…
Posted October 22, 2003 at 12:00 am

CSPI Gets Blasted

In August the hypocritical moralizing of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) was on full display when it condemned the federal government’s…
Posted October 21, 2003 at 12:00 am

Public Health Busybodies Target Eating Habits

Most Americans believe that AIDS and other communicable diseases constitute the biggest threat to our nation’s health. But according to the “experts” from the field of public health, they’re dead…
Posted October 20, 2003 at 12:00 am