Archive: Jun 2008

Food Cops Get An ‘F’ For False

In this morning’s San Francisco Chronicle, a statement made by Mayor Gavin Newsom exposed the most troublesome misconception spread by obesity campaigns: “Our fast-food culture is the primary contributor…
Posted June 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

Ready For A Mocha-Java Warning Label?

The Sunshine (Nanny) State is at it again. California’s "Proposition 65" environmental fear-factor law, whose main purpose is to “help” consumers by making warning labels so ubiquitous that they have…
Posted June 27, 2008 at 12:00 am

This Week In Food Fights

Nutrition activists and opportunistic bureaucrats seem to have an endless supply of screwy ways to “improve” our diets. Here are the highlights from the past week:  Following the lead…
Posted June 26, 2008 at 12:00 am

Sadly, PETA Has Yet To Solve Poverty, Crime, or Global Terrorism

Animal "rights" radicals are getting craftier about finding new ways to nudge Americans toward strict vegetarianism. The save-the-cows-and-chickens crowd has never been a stranger to the kinds of fear…
Posted June 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

CCF In The News

Daily news reports inundate the public with a lot of the the-sky-is-falling rhetoric about Americans’ weight and health. And day after day, the Center for Consumer Freedom fights tirelessly…
Posted June 24, 2008 at 12:00 am

Obesity Hysteria Spreads

Late last year, the British Parliament proposed constructing “fit towns” to fight obesity by regularly hosting weigh-ins to track local children’s weight and shipping overweight kids off to government-sponsored…
Posted June 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

Killing free enterprise, drip by drip

"Payday" lenders have been getting a bad rap lately, and most of their critics seem to be arguing that short-term loans generate excessive profits at the expense of low-…
Posted June 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

The Animal Research War

Our bookshelves overflow with volumes about obesity, animal welfare, crop biotechnology, seafood politics, and the latest veal saltimbocca recipes. But every once in a while, a title comes along whose…
Posted June 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

Better Dead than Fed?

The debate over genetically modified (GM) foods is starting to get downright ugly. British environment minister Phil Woolas infuriated the eco-activists at Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth…
Posted June 19, 2008 at 12:00 am

Corn Sugar Off The Hook (Again)

In the media tug-of-war between good and evil (foods), high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has unfairly found itself with a bad reputation. For years, nutrition activists have campaigned…
Posted June 18, 2008 at 12:00 am