Archive: Nov 2010

Swedish Fish High in Nutrients, Low in Mercury

The Swedes know a thing or two about seafood. Scandinavia is the largest fish supplier in Europe, and seafood is a key staple of the Swedish diet. So…
Posted November 30, 2010 at 12:00 am

For Flagstaff Schools, Fat Begins with an F

If you fashion yourself a food cop crusading against an apocalyptic scourge of obesity, you can justify some pretty nutty things. We've seen San Francisco ban Happy Meal…
Posted November 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

Happy Turkey Day from the Center for Consumer Freedom

Thanksgiving is almost here, and if you're anything like us at the Center for Consumer Freedom you can already taste the turkey. This year, remember to give thanks – not just for your friends and…
Posted November 24, 2010 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

Former “Iron Chef” Mario Batali is a larger-than-life cookbook author, television personality, and philanthropist who knows a thing or two about foods and ingredients. He recently wrote a…
Posted November 23, 2010 at 12:00 am

Selenium: Fish’s Forgotten Benefit

Food hysterics seem to enjoy pulling their hair out over the supposed effects of mercury in fish. What they'll never mention is a little element called selenium. Selenium is…
Posted November 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

Trimming the Fat from Al Jazeera’s Obesity Report

Al Jazeera (yes, that Al Jazeera) has a new report out for its Fault Lines program called “Fast Food, Fat Profits,” that purports to document America's obesity problem.
Posted November 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

What’s New in Obesity? A Review.

In our previous publications Small Choices, Big Bodies and An Epidemic of Obesity Myths, we presented a view of the scientific literature that often isn’t found in…
Posted November 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

Skinny People Have Fat Friends Too

Here at the Center for Consumer Freedom, we've seen researchers twist themselves into pretzels to avoid admitting that personal responsibility is key to avoiding obesity. But today's example from USA Today …
Posted November 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

British Health Nannies Hunt for Lunchbox Contraband

More bad news out of Britain. The same country that once produced George Orwell's 1984 (in which citizens were appropriately subject to a chocolate ration) is now rifling through kids' lunchboxes,…
Posted November 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

How Would You Like to Live an Extra 1.8 Days?

As America’s food police look for support for “Twinkie taxes” on foods they don’t like, they might draw support from researchers across the pond. The big news out of…
Posted November 11, 2010 at 12:00 am