Archive: Aug 2007

Government Mandated Guilt

Last year, Slate magazine outlined America’s slow march to diet despotism by describing activists’ strategy to wage war on "junk food": "First, we should protect kids. Second, fat…
Posted August 31, 2007 at 12:00 am

Don’t Trust Obesity Hype

Americans should think twice before they trust the latest scaremongering study about obesity, "F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing America." The study, which was published…
Posted August 28, 2007 at 12:00 am

CCF Delivers One-Two Punch to PETA

Yesterday, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) sent PETA and one of its top spokesmen scurrying with their tails between their legs. Big time. PETA has been using the Michael…
Posted August 28, 2007 at 12:00 am

Trimming The Fat On Weight Loss Advice

‘Don’t eat pasta,’ ‘Avoid any meats,’ ‘Eat only water, honey, and cayenne pepper‘ — though nutrition activists offer no lack of weight-loss advice, when it comes to…
Posted August 24, 2007 at 12:00 am

Parents Need To Calm Down About The Baby Fat On Their Babies

We’re not blowing smoke when we warn people that the panic over rising obesity rates is bound to have some adverse unintended consequences on the nation’s health. Demonizing every…
Posted August 23, 2007 at 12:00 am

PETA And Michael Vick Share More Than A State Of Residence

The self-described “press sluts” at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have really been earning that title with their response to the Michael Vick animal-cruelty scandal.
Posted August 21, 2007 at 12:00 am

CSPI Lays An Egg

Earlier this summer, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) bellyached to the FDA about omega-3-enriched eggs that promised "heart health" on the carton. The group’s executive…
Posted August 20, 2007 at 12:00 am

PETA Pals’ “Report Cards” Fool (Almost) Everyone

We’ve asked the question many, many times before, but in light of recent events it obviously bears repeating: Why would a level-headed person take nutritional advice from animal-rights activists without…
Posted August 17, 2007 at 12:00 am

Available On Wheat, White, Good, Or Evil

The 9/11 Commission Report claimed that the government’s greatest weakness was a "failure to imagine." But now it seems that one federal panel may have overcorrected when taking…
Posted August 16, 2007 at 12:00 am

CSPI: Supersizing Is Bad! But Wait … Downsizing Is Bad Too!

This is shaping up to be a really bad week for the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). It’s only Wednesday and the group has already managed…
Posted August 15, 2007 at 12:00 am