Consumer Freedom’s Year In Review
(December 29th, 2005)
Each year, we pore over thousands of tax records to document how much food cops, radical animal rights activists, and green groups spend on their efforts to restrict what we can eat and drink. In the last financial year alone, the ten largest groups we follow...
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The New York Times Keeps Tabs On PETA
(December 27th, 2005)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) supporters sitting down to their Sunday New York Times this weekend would be forgiven for doing a double-take: The old Gray Lady aired some of PETA's dirty laundry. In a prominent "Week In Review" story, the...
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Keep Christmas Lawsuit-Free With Our Milk And Cookies Waiver
(December 22nd, 2005)
When Santa comes down the chimney, he can't help but drink the milk and eat the cookies kids leave out for him. Sadly, in this litigious age, he may leave behind one extra Christmas present -- a fat lawsuit for contributing to his bowl-full-of-jelly gut. read more here »

Cracking Down on Animal Rights Violence
(December 21st, 2005)
Last week, 23-year-old animal rights activist Chris McIntosh was sentenced to eight years in prison for the 2003 arson of a Seattle fast-food restaurant. Claiming credit for the fire in the name of both the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front, McIntosh...
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(December 19th, 2005)
Following a largely one-sided Chicago Tribune series that hyped the trace amounts of mercury in fish, Tribune and New York Times readers are seeing full-page advertisements asking if they're "Hooked On Mercury Hype." Along with our New York City billboard, these ads promote, our...
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CCF On CNN: PETA Kills Animals
(December 19th, 2005)
The Center for Consumer Freedom played a prominent role recently in a Friday-night Anderson Cooper 360° feature. CNN got a killer story, and we got to share the fact that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) kills animals. Some highlights: read more here »

Fish Is Good For You. Anxiety Isn’t.
(December 15th, 2005)
The Chicago Tribune jumped on the mercury food-scare bandwagon this week with a three-part series claiming "tainted" fish with "unsafe" levels of mercury is routinely sold to an unwitting public. But as we've detailed on our newest website,, the amount of mercury in fish is...
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Zambia Allows Its People To Eat
(December 14th, 2005)
Good news from Africa: The government of Zambia, in the midst of a food crisis, has altered its anti-GM (genetically modified) food policy, allowing millions of starving Zambians access to food aid. Zambian president Levy Mwanawasa has finally ordered agricultural officials to allow GM corn...
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Fifteen Minutes Late And $117 Billion Dollars Short
(December 13th, 2005)
It pays to be on time, and in the case of Connecticut representative Rosa DeLauro it pays dividends. DeLauro arrived 15 minutes late to a recent National Press Club Newsmakers panel on obesity, in which she defended...
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CAFE Standards Brewing For Soda
(December 12th, 2005)
What does America lack? Government control of our food portions! This summer one particularly out-of-touch physician called for the Surgeon General to mandate that "all portions of food served in restaurants and fast-food places be cut by one-half to two-thirds." And now some academics are telling us we...
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