Archive: Feb 2010

Rebutting the Myth of “Evil” High Fructose Corn Syrup

There is an old observation that if a lie is repeated enough, no matter how outrageous, it comes to be regarded as a truth. Such is the case with the…
Posted February 26, 2010 at 12:00 am

Still No Evidence That Menu Labeling Works

You might recall that last summer anti-obesity fanatics Kelly Brownell and David Ludwig wrote a piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They were addressing the lack of…
Posted February 25, 2010 at 12:00 am

TIME Trawls for Tuna Terror

In a story that seems like it was pulled from an apocalyptic CSPI press release, TIME published a list this week of what it claims are the top 10…
Posted February 24, 2010 at 12:00 am

Yes, Wayne, Let’s Follow the Money

If you don’t subscribe to the dead-tree edition of The New York Times, you may have missed our full-page ad today asking readers, “Shouldn’t the ‘Humane Society’ do better?”…
Posted February 23, 2010 at 12:00 am

The Golden State Soda Tax

California lawmakers are considering imposing a $1.5 billion “soda tax” on the economically beleaguered residents of that nearly bankrupt state. State Senator Dean Florez (D-Fresno) has proposed to tax…
Posted February 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

Corn Syrup Marketing Myths

More and more companies are joining Starbucks in removing high fructose corn syrup from their ingredient lists. Thankfully, though, it’s not just us calling them out for embracing such a gimmicky…
Posted February 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

A Stimulus for Food Cops’ Appetites

In case you missed it, we noted last week that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (an economic “stimulus” bill passed by Congress last year) includes hundreds of thousands…
Posted February 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

HumaneWatch: Proudly Launching Soon

We’re at T-minus just a few hours before the official launch of the new HumaneWatch.org, a growing central hub for information—past, present, and future—about the Humane Society of…
Posted February 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

New York Times Cites Center for Consumer Freedom on Soda Tax Debate

In a February 12 New York Times article, food writer Mark Bittman cites our Senior Research Analyst on the foolishness of soda taxes in America’s obesity battles. Predictably, “Twinkie…
Posted February 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

The White House: Food Police Headquarters?

With the announcement this week of First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative, there are some noble intentions. But there’s also more to it, like the disturbing trend of…
Posted February 12, 2010 at 12:00 am