Archive: Dec 2007

Quote of the Week

The national debate about our country’s weight is often an exercise in playing the blame game. If activists and health officials can successfully pin responsibility for your love handles on…
Posted December 31, 2007 at 12:00 am

Donations Are Deductible; Taxes Are Not

For years politicians have tried to levy extra taxes on our favorite foods in the name of public health (and bureaucratic spending). It looks as if 2008 will bring more…
Posted December 28, 2007 at 12:00 am

Common Sense Stocking Stuffers

Over the holiday, while Santa and his elves were busy spreading Christmas cheer, Consumer Freedom researchers were busy spreading a little common sense. In a matter of days, a dozen…
Posted December 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

Make Sure Santa Gives Gifts, Not Lawsuits

When Santa comes down the chimney, he can’t help but drink the milk and eat the cookies kids leave out for him. Sadly, in this litigious age, he may leave…
Posted December 21, 2007 at 12:00 am

CCF To Soda-Tax Junkies: Get Your Own House In Order

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom’s plan to impose a citywide surcharge on soda sales has rightly drawn the ire of consumer groups coast to coast. Too bad it’s also drawn…
Posted December 20, 2007 at 12:00 am

A Little Less Scare, A Little More Sense

A new study illustrates that scare tactics are ineffective when it comes to changing people’s eating behavior. The University of Adelaide in Australia found that unrelenting warnings about “bad”…
Posted December 19, 2007 at 12:00 am

San Fran Soda Tax Ignores The Facts

It looks like San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom is making an early bid for next year’s Worst Nanny Award. Last Friday Newsom announced a plan to implement what has…
Posted December 18, 2007 at 12:00 am

McPapering Over a Mercury Gaffe

We told you in late October about an example of horrible science reporting at USA TODAY, in which the paper repeated the flawed canard that more than a half-million…
Posted December 17, 2007 at 12:00 am

This Ban Brought To You By The Letter C

In what seems like a warped episode of Sesame Street, the letter “C” has drawn the ire of food cops and prompted a series of recent school bans. In…
Posted December 17, 2007 at 12:00 am

Remembering The Food Scold Days

Many health officials criticize the modern American diet, suggesting that our grandparents’ nutrition was notably superior. In reality, most people in the ‘50s and ‘60s ate a high-fat, high-cholesterol and…
Posted December 14, 2007 at 12:00 am