Archive: Feb 2005

Washington Times: CDC Should Retract Obesity-Deaths Study

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…
Posted February 28, 2005 at 12:00 am

CSPI’s Bogus Assault On Salt

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…
Posted February 25, 2005 at 12:00 am

Black-Market Bubble Gum

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…
Posted February 24, 2005 at 12:00 am

CCF Airs CDC’s Dirty Laundry

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…
Posted February 23, 2005 at 12:00 am

The Sharks Are Circling

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…
Posted February 22, 2005 at 12:00 am

Confessions Of A Food Scaremonger

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…
Posted February 21, 2005 at 12:00 am

Father to PETA: Hands Off My Kid!

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 —…
Posted February 18, 2005 at 12:00 am

Colorado Professor: We Have Not Yet Begun To Terrorize

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…
Posted February 17, 2005 at 12:00 am

No Joke: Financial Conflicts Of Top Obesity Researchers

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…
Posted February 16, 2005 at 12:00 am

CDC Must Retract Obesity Deaths Study

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)…
Posted February 15, 2005 at 12:00 am