Archive: Apr 2007

The Ins And Outs Of Consumer Freedom

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…
Posted April 30, 2007 at 12:00 am

Never Miss A Headline

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…
Posted April 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

Quote Of The Week

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).
Posted April 26, 2007 at 12:00 am

Cafeteria Food Fight

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…
Posted April 25, 2007 at 12:00 am

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish … Yellow Journalism

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…
Posted April 24, 2007 at 12:00 am

PETA Hides Hypocrisy By Flouting The Law

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…
Posted April 23, 2007 at 12:00 am

Scary Salt Science Needs To Be Taken With A Grain Of …

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…
Posted April 20, 2007 at 12:00 am

Get Your Consumer Freedom News Fix More Often

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,…
Posted April 19, 2007 at 12:00 am

Test-Takers, Test-Makers Get The Same ‘F’

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…
Posted April 18, 2007 at 12:00 am

Playing Telephone With Your Health

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…
Posted April 17, 2007 at 12:00 am