Government Mandated Guilt
(August 31st, 2007)
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 people are burdening the rest of us. Third, junk food isn't really food." Since then, food cops have pressed...
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Don’t Trust Obesity Hype
(August 28th, 2007)
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 yesterday by the Trust for America's Health, compares obesity to pandemic flu, and suggests that policymakers need to "think big"...
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CCF Delivers One-Two Punch to PETA
(August 28th, 2007)
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 Vick dogfighting scandal to drum up support -- and cash -- for the organization. And while CCF deplores Vick's...
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Trimming The Fat On Weight Loss Advice
(August 24th, 2007)
'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 consistency they come up short. In a classic case of "quantity versus quality," food cop dictums are plentiful, but...
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Parents Need To Calm Down About The Baby Fat On Their Babies
(August 23rd, 2007)
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 extra pound Americans carry around -- as obesity scaremongers have been doing in earnest for the last decade --...
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PETA And Michael Vick Share More Than A State Of Residence
(August 21st, 2007)
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. The ink on Vick’s indictment -- charging that he and two co-defendants had run an illegal dog-fighting ring...
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CSPI Lays An Egg
(August 20th, 2007)
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 director, Michael Jacobson, warned the press that the promotion would "bilk health-conscious consumers" and "hoodwink shoppers...
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PETA Pals’ “Report Cards” Fool (Almost) Everyone
(August 17th, 2007)
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 first examining their motivations? That’s like getting dating tips from a nun, except in this case the self-styled...
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Available On Wheat, White, Good, Or Evil
(August 16th, 2007)
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 that message to heart. Today, the President's Cancer Panel released a new report that elevates the battle of...
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CSPI: Supersizing Is Bad! But Wait … Downsizing Is Bad Too!
(August 15th, 2007)
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 to commit two colossal PR blunders, starting with this stunningly smug press release condemning food companies for charging...
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