Washington Times: CDC Should Retract Obesity-Deaths Study
(February 28th, 2005)
In what is becoming a blind quest to hype the nation's fear of fat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reached (yet another) new low. Responding to our op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calling on the CDC to retract read more here »

CSPI’s Bogus Assault On Salt
(February 25th, 2005)
Not content knowing that some people continue to occasionally enjoy a meal, the self-described "food police" at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) launched their latest attack yesterday -- this time on salt. So CSPI has reaffirmed salt's place on its long...
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Black-Market Bubble Gum
(February 24th, 2005)
Draconian food-cop policies almost always have unintended consequences. Such is the case in Austin, Texas, where one high school's ban on snack foods has created a thriving black market for candy bars and other sweets. The Austin American-Statesman reports: "The candy removal plan, according to students at...
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CCF Airs CDC’s Dirty Laundry
(February 23rd, 2005)
Trouble is brewing in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) own back yard. Today, the Atlanta Journal Constitution published an op-ed from the Center for Consumer Freedom calling on the CDC to officially retract its now-debunked study attributing 400,000 annual deaths to poor diet and...
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The Sharks Are Circling
(February 22nd, 2005)
Last month a federal appeals court reinstated a lawsuit against McDonald's for supposedly making people fat. These days a coven of trial lawyers is plotting to sue the food right out from under our teeth. Check out our back-page ad in this week's US News & World...
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Confessions Of A Food Scaremonger
(February 21st, 2005)
McDonald's recently reached an $8.5 million settlement with a California lawyer after the restaurant chain didn't replace the trans fat in its food on a previously announced schedule. The lawsuit was part of an aggressive push against trans fat spearheaded by a tag-team consisting of the...
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Father to PETA: Hands Off My Kid!
(February 18th, 2005)
Paul Johnston of Middletown, Delaware is one ticked-off parent. And with good reason. As the Middletown Transcript reports, Johnston's daughter -- a student at Louis L. Redding Middle School -- came home from school last week with a propaganda booklet and magazine from People for the Ethical Treatment...
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Colorado Professor: We Have Not Yet Begun To Terrorize
(February 17th, 2005)
Would Ward Churchill approve of violence against his colleagues at the University of Colorado who engage in research using animals? If you read his introduction to the 2004 book Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals, you can only conclude the answer is...
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No Joke: Financial Conflicts Of Top Obesity Researchers
(February 16th, 2005)
Industry-funded obesity researcher and statistician David Allison is responsible for the deeply flawed study which concluded obesity kills 300,000 in the U.S. each year. That was the basis for the equally flawed (and since retracted) claim from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that obesity kills...
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CDC Must Retract Obesity Deaths Study
(February 15th, 2005)
Trial lawyers and food cops spreading unwarranted hysteria over the nation's so-called "obesity epidemic" have lost yet another leg to stand on. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that its March 2004 bombshell study implying that obesity kills 400,000 Americans each year had serious...
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