Good Science Is Best Kryptonite For ‘Syndrome X’
(August 30th, 2005)
Imagine reading the headline: "Syndrome X kills thousands of Americans." You'd be excused for thinking a comic book villain was wreaking havoc on Gotham. The truth is that Syndrome X, also known as metabolic syndrome, is the latest craze in the obesity-hyping...
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California’s Latest Deep-Fried Warning Labels
(August 29th, 2005)
Your next bag of chips or order of French fries may carry a cancer warning, thanks to California's "Proposition 65" law. This is no joke, but it should be. On Friday evening California Attorney General Bill Lockyer...
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Hypocritical PETA Dumps On Paris
(August 25th, 2005)
You'd think People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) would love Paris Hilton -- they are both known for their graphic films, while neither is renowned for expressing humanity's highest ideals. Yet PETA recently took the opportunity to bash the hotel heiress for giving...
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Food Cops: Science Be Damned, Obesity Is Epidemic
(August 24th, 2005)
Yesterday was a sad day for scientific integrity, as two high-profile studies misread and exaggerated the prevalence, causes, and costs of obesity. Unfortunately, errors and overstatements likes these are becoming commonplace in the public health community, where the pursuit of scientific fact is often trumped by a covert political...
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New CCF Report: PETA Offends People Of All Faiths
(August 22nd, 2005)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been widely criticized for its campaign comparing Nazi Holocaust victims to farm animals, its blind insistence that Jesus was a vegetarian, and it callous attempts to read more here »

Anti-Soda Jerks Hear From CCF
(August 18th, 2005)
The prospects for anti-soda activists' Draconian regulations and frivolous lawsuits lost much of their fizz yesterday, after the American Beverage Association announced a more restrictive policy on selling soft drinks in schools. Still, the diet scolds set to hop on pop redoubled their...
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Quote Of The Week
(August 17th, 2005)
Citing concerns about obesity, soft-drink makers have announced a new, more restrictive policy on soda in school vending machines. Not surprisingly, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is once again calling for yet more regulation. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported today that the...
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Trans Fat: ‘The Panic Du Jour’
(August 16th, 2005)
"What would life be without pies, frosting, french fries, chips, cupcakes, doughnuts, muffins, popcorn, cookies, crackers, and all manner of processed and packaged foods?" If your answer is, "a lot worse," you're in good company. But an editorial in today's Washington Post has a different answer: "A lot healthier."...
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PETA Goes All-In With The Race Card, Takes A Bad Beat
(August 15th, 2005)
Barely three months after offering a halfhearted "apology" for a publicity stunt that compared farm animals to Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has suspended its latest swan-dive onto a political third rail. PETA's traveling "Animal...
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PETA Bible
(August 12th, 2005)
Nothing to see here but us chickens. Continue reading
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