Ringing Out 2008: A Look Back
(December 31st, 2008)
As we prepare to chronicle (and resist) a 2009 full of assaults on our food freedoms, we’re also reflecting on the year that’s drawing to a close. Here are some of the stories that made 2008 “The Year of the Food Activist”: Michael Pollan sneered...
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CCF In The News: New Year’s Edition
(December 30th, 2008)
The Center for Consumer Freedom likes to ring in the New Year with a bang. Food scares, shady health advice, and obesity mania tend to bury common sense. We dig it out by dropping commentary in newspapers like confetti. In the Washington Times today, you’ll find our op-ed...
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Is it Really Organic? (Only the Fertilizer Company Knows for Sure…)
(December 29th, 2008)
As we reflect on the past year and look forward to ringing in a new one, financial uncertainty seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. So as we look back on the world of food activism in 2008, it’s no surprise to see that this year has...
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Merry Christmas!
(December 24th, 2008)
Here at the Center for Consumer Freedom, we work hard to expose the idiotic (and often immoral) plots of those determined to police our dinner tables, terrorize us into adopting a meatless diet, tax our beverages, scare us with outrageous seafood stories, and sue...
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A Fish Story You’ll Only Find On Broadway
(December 23rd, 2008)
For those of you who haven’t been following “Sushigate,” let’s review: News broke last week that television star Jeremy Piven (of "Entourage" fame) had pulled out of his role in the Broadway production of David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow.” According to Piven and celebrity doctor/diet pill enthusiast Carlon Colker,...
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The FDA Loves Stevia. Guess Who’s Panicking?
(December 22nd, 2008)
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of stevia, a calorie-free sweetener derived from herbs. Studies have shown that stevia has no negative health impacts, and is useful for people with Type 2 diabetes because it doesn’t affect blood sugar or blood pressure....
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Animal Rights Activists Are No Einsteins
(December 19th, 2008)
They ripped off one of the greatest artists in history, Leonardo da Vinci, and chiseled a fictional quote into the lobby of their office. They exploited one of the greatest civil rights leaders in history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by attributing a quotation that condones violence...
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List Of Holiday “Health Myths” Comes Up Short. Here’s A Better One.
(December 18th, 2008)
The holiday season is as saturated with lists as it is with candy canes and mistletoe. Gift wish lists, top holiday songs, best seasonal dessert recipes. Today, health reporters across the country have been buzzing with yet another festive rundown: “5 Holiday Health Myths.” And as much as...
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Don’t Let Santa Sue You
(December 17th, 2008)
For most of us, Christmas is a time for ice-skating, caroling, tree-trimming, and sipping eggnog with the family. But the Center for Consumer Freedom urges you to be cautious when leaving those cookies out for Santa. This is an age in which health activists lurk around every corner, just...
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Quote of the Week
(December 16th, 2008)
Hollywood fashion trends tend to be as fleeting as the seasons. But one craze has proved to be as durable -- and as unsightly -- as spandex and jean shorts.  We speak, of course, of the meatless-diet mini-trend. But thankfully, not every celebrity is content to follow the grass-eating...
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