Declare Your Independence
(June 30th, 2006)
On July 4, 1776, America's founding fathers signed their names to the Declaration of Independence in an effort to affirm basic liberties. But they never dreamed that anyone would someday attempt to strip the American people of the fundamental freedom to control what we eat and drink. In the...
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‘If We Can Ban Foie Gras, We Can Ban This’
(June 29th, 2006)
That was fast. A mere two months after an unprecedented, animal-rights-motivated ban on the sale of the French delicacy foie gras, the Chicago City Council may now be turning its attention to a ban on cooking oils containing trans fats (including vegetable oils like margarine), the...
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Ten More Reasons For Caution On Obesity Hype
(June 28th, 2006)
If you've tuned in to the news during the last 36 hours, you've seen a story listing ten unconventional influences on obesity in America. Twenty scientists sifted through a hundred studies evaluating contributors to obesity -- other than diet and exercise -- and determined that ten factors...
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Acrylamide Facts, Fresh From The Oven
(June 27th, 2006)
While some opportunistic politicians are still trying to make political hay out of it, acrylamide in food just isn't the health threat they'd like it to be. Just yesterday, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST, a nonprofit composed of scientific societies) released an read more here »

Activist Lunacy Defined
(June 26th, 2006)
Fresh from mealy-mouthed praise of kinder, gentler lobster-killing techniques, the animal rights activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are now targeting a new victim: the English language. The Boston Herald reported on Friday that PETA sent a letter to dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster, read more here »

All The News That’s Fat To Print
(June 22nd, 2006)
A bowlful of developments in obesity politics have cropped up in just the last day. The Center for Consumer Freedom is here to give you the story ... and the story behind the story. In New York City, one City Councilman has suggested using zoning laws to...
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REPORT: Capital Fish Get A Clean Bill of Health
(June 21st, 2006)
Today the Center for Consumer Freedom unveils Safe Fish, our comprehensive investigation into mercury levels of fish sold in the Washington, DC area. Working with a well-regarded independent laboratory, we collected 142 samples of canned and fresh fish from three dozen retail grocers in the area...
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The Extremism Behind The Soundbite
(June 20th, 2006)
Claiming a shift in consumer demand, Whole Foods Market decided last week to sell only pre-killed lobster meat, around the same time that The Miami Herald ran a story covering developments in "free-range" veal farming. These stories are significant because both developments were met with...
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CSPI Lawsuit Thrown Out By The Court Of Public Opinion
(June 19th, 2006)
It's been less than a week since the food police at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a class-action lawsuit against KFC for using cooking oils once defended by CSPI itself. Shockingly, despite the fact that CSPI has "Public Interest" right in...
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Want A Promotion At PETA? Advocate Violence
(June 16th, 2006)
Defending violence will get you a promotion at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), it seems. Bruce Friedrich, the extremist best known for his views on animal-rights arsons ("I think it would be a great thing if all of these fast-food outlets, and these slaughterhouses,...
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