Archive: Nov 2007

Salt Shaker Shakedown

This has never happened before. Yesterday’s FDA hearing on limits for salt in food marked what may be an unprecedented shift in the agency’s regulatory role. This is…
Posted November 30, 2007 at 12:00 am

Americans Are Gaining Laws, Not Weight

Between 1999 and 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a plateau in US obesity rates. Using data crunched from the recent 2003-2004 survey, today’s news is…
Posted November 29, 2007 at 12:00 am

The Big Apple’s Board of Hype

Yesterday, New York City’s Board of Health held its first public hearing on revamped and reloaded menu labeling legislation set to be voted on in January. We were…
Posted November 28, 2007 at 12:00 am

Four Reasons To Leave Chicken And Egg Farmers Alone

It’s not even 2008 yet, and we can already see the feathers flying. The ultra-rich Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its Ol’ MacDonald sidekick Farm…
Posted November 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

Real Food Cop Facts

Over the years, we’ve heightened public awareness of the serious shortcomings of countless food cop claims. And now the BBC is joining our chorus. Responding to a recent…
Posted November 26, 2007 at 12:00 am

Giving Thanks For Seconds And Thirds

The Center for Consumer Freedom wishes you a happy Thanksgiving and hopes that your holiday celebration is free from any food cop finger-wagging. Their incessant (and usually bogus) health scares…
Posted November 22, 2007 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Aim Below The Belt

Most strategies shift to a “Plan B” when the original plan disappoints. The food cop agenda is no different: If you can’t scare people from eating the foods they love,…
Posted November 21, 2007 at 12:00 am

The PETA Infomercial

If you opted for Monday Night Football over last night’s HBO broadcast of I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA, we don’t blame you.
Posted November 20, 2007 at 12:00 am

Hollywood PETA-philes Have Blood On Their Hands

As animal rights activists gear up for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) infomercial airing tonight on HBO, the Center for Consumer Freedom is helping Alec…
Posted November 19, 2007 at 12:00 am

Menu Labeling Warriors Grab The Spotlight On 60 Minutes

If you want a snapshot of the national debate over menu labeling laws, check out this piece from last night’s CBS broadcast of 60 Minutes. Correspondent Lesley Stahl…
Posted November 19, 2007 at 12:00 am