The Ins And Outs Of Consumer Freedom
(April 30th, 2007)
Shouts of "What's next?" are echoing from classrooms, bathrooms, and check-out lines as Americans wonder which aspect of their daily lives will serve as health activists' next target. Last week the Institute of Medicine announced a proposal to ban allegedly unhealthy items like carbonated water from school grounds....
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Never Miss A Headline
(April 27th, 2007)
Many of you have been asking, "How can I keep tabs on the food police and animal rights wackos while simultaneously checking the weather forecast and my g-mail?" We've got the answer: the Center for Consumer Freedom on your customized Google homepage. If you're already signed in to your Google account,...
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Quote Of The Week
(April 26th, 2007)
Food activists have a long and illustrious history of bending (or flat-out ignoring) science to advance their agendas (Exhibits A, B, C, D, and E). But it's not every day that we catch one actually admitting there's no proof for his pet issue. Imagine...
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Cafeteria Food Fight
(April 25th, 2007)
Guard your lunch box: Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report proposing new guidelines for the food offered in schools. The recommendations group all food served in "competition" with the National School Lunch Program into a three-tiered hierarchy: the good, the bad, and the unwelcome....
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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish … Yellow Journalism
(April 24th, 2007)
When the Chicago Tribune printed a story this month advising pregnant women not (we repeat, not) to remove fish from their diets, it wasn't exactly front-page news. But it should have been. Sixteen months ago, the Tribune ran a high-profile and irresponsible week-long series titled "The Mercury...
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PETA Hides Hypocrisy By Flouting The Law
(April 23rd, 2007)
It looks like the animal-rights zealots at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have caught on to the serious reputational damage that their well-documented history of killing animals by the thousands has caused. PETA's apparent (and unsurprisingly conniving) attempt at damage control? Stop telling...
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Scary Salt Science Needs To Be Taken With A Grain Of …
(April 20th, 2007)
Yesterday a team of American researchers unveiled a study linking reduced salt consumption with slightly lower rates of heart disease and stroke. And while we've yet to hear cries of vindication from the anti-salt crusaders at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), you can...
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Get Your Consumer Freedom News Fix More Often
(April 19th, 2007)
Okay. We admit it. Readers of our free "Daily Headlines" e-mail service aren't getting the whole story. There's so much news in the world of nutrition zealots, animal rights activists, meddling bureaucrats, and sinister trial lawyers that we simply can't cover it all in...
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Test-Takers, Test-Makers Get The Same ‘F’
(April 18th, 2007)
In order to prevent unusually hard tests from misrepresenting students' actual knowledge, some instructors "curve" grades when the majority of a class bombs an exam. After unfairly receiving a failing grade for their nutritional knowledge from the food scolds at the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA),...
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Playing Telephone With Your Health
(April 17th, 2007)
Perhaps the urban legend that most startles each new batch of grade-school children is the fabled inability of the stomach to break down swallowed bubble gum. Though parents may laugh at a child's needless anxiety over a growing ball of Bazooka in his belly, the hype created by food...
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