Happy Thanksgiving from the Center for Consumer Freedom!
(November 26th, 2008)
Like the holiday itself, the Thanksgiving meal means different things to different people. You might be a deep-fryer, a brine enthusiast, an old-fashion roast-and-baster, a rotisserie purist, or even one of those rare “tofurky” hold-outs. Whatever your pleasure, we hope you enjoy it with friends and family during...
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It’s a Real Tuna Meltdown
(November 25th, 2008)
“Fish stories,” we write in this morning’s Providence Journal, “are just like every other media phenomenon: Bad news makes for better headlines. So mercury fears, however misguided, tend to out-shout the reasons our mothers taught us that fish was ‘brain food.’ And in America’s poorest households, children are...
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Gobble, Gobble, Sue!
(November 24th, 2008)
With only three days left until the big feast, we’re happy to see that our Thanksgiving guest waiver is making the rounds. As one columnist wrote today, those behind all the fuss about “turkey genocides” and "Turkey Day diets" just don’t get it:“The whole point of the holiday...
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Don’t Sue The Hand That Feeds You (Thanksgiving Edition)
(November 21st, 2008)
It really is the most wonderful time of the year for food activists. A cornucopia – no, a moveable feast – of nutritional puritans have already descended on Thanksgiving planners this week. We've seen paranoid all-natural types warning us about non-organic cranberries; tofu-wielding PETA pilgrims decrying “turkey...
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Organic Activist Complaints Smell Fishy
(November 20th, 2008)
In addition to being America’s self-anointed nutrition czar, Marion Nestle is our benevolent organic overlord. On her blog (titled, without a hint of authoritarian irony, “What To Eat”), Nestle complained bitterly this morning about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plan to let some seafood producers label their catch...
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Weight Control Is Second-Grade Math, Not Calculus.
(November 20th, 2008)
There is a buffet of bad information in the news today about what causes obesity. (The economy. Fast food. Television commercials.) Take a deep breath, folks: The truth hasn't changed with the news cycle. Weight loss, gain, and maintenance have always been about the balance between "calories in" and...
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Frequent Flyers Beware: Here Comes PCRM Again
(November 18th, 2008)
If it's the week before Thanksgiving, it must be that special time again -- time for travel writers to be duped by a phony "healthy" airport-food survey from the equally phony Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The animal rights zealots who pose as a mainstream health charity pull...
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Quote of the Week
(November 17th, 2008)
We usually don't weigh in on the animal-rights war over fur and fashion -- and it's only Monday -- but this is too good not to make our Quote of the Week. Following a Paris "flour bomb" attack on actress Lindsay Lohan by activists with People...
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Let’s Learn from the Scandinavians!
(November 17th, 2008)
Visit Scandinavia, and you'll notice two things in comparison with the U.S. of A. (besides the proliferation of IKEA stores): fewer obese people, and more of them moving. Sweden, Denmark, and their Nordic neighbors have the same ubiquitous fast food restaurants as we do. Their menus include paltry (if...
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Maybe PETA Just Wants a Monopoly On Clowns
(November 14th, 2008)
The circus is in town for Chicagoans this month, but it could be the very last time -- if the animal-rights nuts at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals get their way. The anti-everything group has an ally in Chicago Alderman Mary Ann Smith,...
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