Archive: May 2007

MeMe Roth Is Hungry (For The Spotlight)

Wow. Apparently obesity zealot MeMe Roth has taken a page from Lindsay Lohan’s publicity playbook: After publicly embarrassing yourself, instead of showing remorse and making amends, do something even more…
Posted May 31, 2007 at 12:00 am

Forbidden Fruit Roundup

Though different dieters may have different meals on their plates, they all have the same thing on their minds: food. Numerous studies show that as people tighten the limits on…
Posted May 30, 2007 at 12:00 am

Quotes Of The Week

In Sunday’s Dallas Morning News, syndicated columnist and consumer choice crusader Jacob Sullum profiles one of the Center for Consumer Freedom’s new heroes — professor Barry Glassner, whose…
Posted May 29, 2007 at 12:00 am

PETA Kills Animals: The Drug-Laced Update

Yesterday afternoon in Norfolk, Virginia, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported that the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has developed a particular interest in People for the Ethical…
Posted May 25, 2007 at 12:00 am

Real Cops Called On Food Cop

Boycotting motivational programs, demonizing Girl Scouts, and banning birthday cupcakes are just part of a day’s work for "executive publicist/advocate for brain, body, libido" MeMe Roth. Roth…
Posted May 24, 2007 at 12:00 am

Obesity Activists’ Imaginations Are Bigger Than Our Stomachs

An all-star cast of obesity scaremongers has re-upped its efforts to attribute huge death tolls to overeating. Articles recently published in the International Journal of Obesity and the Journal…
Posted May 23, 2007 at 12:00 am

The (D)evolution of Public Health

Government intervention "in the name of public health" carries a different meaning today compared to its implications a hundred years ago. And that change in definition has broad implications for…
Posted May 22, 2007 at 12:00 am

Voices Of Reason And Consumer Freedom

While activists and policymakers sanctimoniously push eccentric edicts on the population in the name of health, the environment, and (most popularly) the children, there is at least one voice speaking…
Posted May 21, 2007 at 12:00 am

Memo To HSUS: A Little Science Is A Dangerous Thing

Washington, DC’s community of animal scientists and agriculture regulators is buzzing about something Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) president Wayne Pacelle told Congress last week, and…
Posted May 18, 2007 at 12:00 am

Grandma’s Recipes Subject To Trans Fat Bans

The nostalgic phrase "just like mom made" may lose all meaning for future generations, thanks to the incessant meddling of food police from the Center for Science in the…
Posted May 17, 2007 at 12:00 am