Archive: Aug 2005

Good Science Is Best Kryptonite For ‘Syndrome X’

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…
Posted August 30, 2005 at 12:00 am

California’s Latest Deep-Fried Warning Labels

Your next bag of chips or order of French fries may carry a cancer warning, thanks to California’s…
Posted August 29, 2005 at 12:00 am

Hypocritical PETA Dumps On Paris

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…
Posted August 25, 2005 at 12:00 am

Food Cops: Science Be Damned, Obesity Is Epidemic

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…
Posted August 24, 2005 at 12:00 am

New CCF Report: PETA Offends People Of All Faiths

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been widely criticized for its campaign comparing Nazi Holocaust victims to farm animals, its blind…
Posted August 22, 2005 at 12:00 am

Anti-Soda Jerks Hear From CCF

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…
Posted August 18, 2005 at 12:00 am

Quote Of The Week

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…
Posted August 17, 2005 at 12:00 am

Trans Fat: ‘The Panic Du Jour’

“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…
Posted August 16, 2005 at 12:00 am

PETA Goes All-In With The Race Card, Takes A Bad Beat

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…
Posted August 15, 2005 at 12:00 am

PETA Bible

Nothing to see here but us chickens.
Posted August 12, 2005 at 12:00 am