Archive: Jul 2004

127 Ways Big Brother Brownell Is Wrong

New government numbers pose a 64-cent question: Why does obesity warrior Kelly “Big Brother” Brownell fudge the price of produce? “Unhealthy foods,” he says “are the cheapest and…
Posted July 29, 2004 at 12:00 am

Pound Foolish

Lambasting “the proselytizers and the demonizers, the moralizers and the food prudes,” columnist Margaret Wente of Canada’s Globe and Mail has had just about enough of groups like…
Posted July 28, 2004 at 12:00 am

PCRM’s Seven (Of Many) Sins

Trial lawyer ringleader John “Sue the Bastards” Banzhaf was there. So were Kelly “Big Brother” Brownell and top food cop Michael Jacobson. As usual, Marion Nestle…
Posted July 27, 2004 at 12:00 am

CCF Ad-vises Newsweek Readers: PETA’s After Your Child

Marci Hansen, “youth marketing manager” at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), recently complained to the Lowell Sun in Massachusetts that when it comes to her group’s…
Posted July 26, 2004 at 12:00 am

CSPI’s Siren Song: Banned In The USA

“All we do is try to provide the public with information and encouragement to make those changes that will protect their health,” says Center for Science in…
Posted July 23, 2004 at 12:00 am

Sex, Drugs, And Rocky Road?

Cheese is “morphine on a cracker,” according to Neal Barnard, president of the animal-rights group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Whether it’s parody or not, a new…
Posted July 22, 2004 at 12:00 am

FDA Chief Labels CSPI-Favored Obesity Solution Ineffective

The food cops at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) should take note: the leader of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes that nutrition labeling…
Posted July 21, 2004 at 12:00 am

Obesity Sharks Eyeing Medicare Decision Should Walk A Mile In Thompson’s Shoes

“The federal government’s decision to begin covering obesity treatment will help trial lawyers in their quest to blame the epidemic on the food and restaurant industries,” reports the…
Posted July 20, 2004 at 12:00 am

A Chicken For Every (Crack)pot

The latest salvo in the Kelly Brownell-inspired international war to make food less “convenient, accessible, good-tasting … and cheap” has been fired by food cops across the pond.
Posted July 19, 2004 at 12:00 am

Government Warning: Tinseltown Hunks Are Actually Hollywood Chunks

Today, the Center for Consumer Freedom asks, “I, Robot” or “I, Rotund”? Actor Will Smith (6’2″, 210 lbs.) is movie-star fit, but the federal government’s flawed Body…
Posted July 16, 2004 at 12:00 am