Archive: Oct 2007

Obesity Activists Sporting Latest In Sheep’s Clothing

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is making waves today with its new report linking excess weight to increased risk of cancer. We’ve parsed through the…
Posted October 31, 2007 at 12:00 am

Genesis of a Fish Story

How on earth could USA Today have gotten something so wrong? In a front-page “cover story” this morning about fish and mercury, the newspaper fell hook-line-and-sinker for the number one…
Posted October 30, 2007 at 12:00 am

Fun With Congress(Blog)

The Center for Consumer Freedom is not a lobbying group, but when moneyed activist groups mislead Congress about their intentions, we’ve been known to help set the record straight. On…
Posted October 30, 2007 at 12:00 am

Menu Labels And Menu Fables In NYC

Say what you will about New York City health czar Thomas Frieden, but the guy’s nothing if not persistent. Last month, the Big Apple’s menu labeling law — a…
Posted October 29, 2007 at 12:00 am

Anti-Biotech, Techno-Illiterate

The late Dr. Carl Sagan wrote in 1989 that “we live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and…
Posted October 26, 2007 at 12:00 am

Memo To Congress: The Physicians Committee Isn’t One

Yesterday the grossly misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) directed its lobbying muscle toward using the federal farm bill to hurt ranchers and other livestock farmers. The group…
Posted October 25, 2007 at 12:00 am

Consumer Choice Not OK In The UK

“Fat camps” for five-year-olds represent only one of the countless campaigns introduced recently by England’s anti-obesity activists. For the kindergarten-and-up crowd, legislators have considered a “fat tax” on…
Posted October 24, 2007 at 12:00 am

CCF Tells Marylanders The Truth About Menu Labeling Laws

In an op-ed in today’s Baltimore Examiner, the Center for Consumer Freedom blasts the Montgomery (MD) County Council members pushing the latest food activist cure-all: menu labeling legislation. The…
Posted October 23, 2007 at 12:00 am

The Buns of Brixton (Fat Fears Flare In England)

The British government’s recently released “report” (read: “screed”) on obesity is still sparking debate on both sides of the Atlantic. And while food fascists have taken the news as…
Posted October 22, 2007 at 12:00 am

CSPI Bombs On Breakfast Burrito

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has been throwing a hissy fit for a solid week now over a new breakfast offering from a fast food…
Posted October 19, 2007 at 12:00 am