Archive: Dec 2010

Happy New Year from CCF!

It's almost New Year’s Eve, and that means it's time to ring in 2011. (Weren't we just worrying about the "Y2K bug"? How time flies.) If you're like us,…
Posted December 30, 2010 at 12:00 am

Pulling Back the Curtain on Dr. Oz’s High Fructose Corn Syrup Hysteria

Dr. Mehmet Oz is television's most self-promoting "You Doc" and a leading food hysteric. Needless to say, he's completely bought into the hyperventilating paranoia over corn sugar:…
Posted December 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

Standing Up for Santa Claus

Gearing up to welcome the new decade this weekend? We certainly are, and we’re closing out 2010 in part by looking back at the last 10 years of crazy…
Posted December 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

Merry Christmas from the Center for Consumer Freedom!

It's almost Christmas, our favorite time of year here at the Center for Consumer Freedom. Christmas means time with family, lots of presents, and, of course, good food. Whether…
Posted December 23, 2010 at 12:00 am

St. Paul High Schools to Become Sanity-Free Zones

Just in time for Christmas, here's a bit of holiday cheer out of Minnesota: Jill Gebeke made it a habit to reward herself with a small piece…
Posted December 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

Newest Obesity Culprit: Potatoes and White Rice

Obesity has a new scapegoat, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture says we’re supposed to eat three ounces of it every day. Uh oh: Time to eliminate…
Posted December 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

Momma’s Got a Brand New Bag (That’s Full of Lead)

Disturbing information is beginning to emerge about dangers from the reusable bags environmentalists have encouraged us to use (and some localities have practically mandated). According to a report in…
Posted December 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

The Top Five Dumbest Food Cop Proposals of the Decade

It's been a busy decade here at the Center for Consumer Freedom. We've had our hands full battling a seemingly endless mob of food fearmongerers and the absurd ideas…
Posted December 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

Seafood Could Be the Next Saccharin (and That’s a GOOD Thing)

Remember saccharin? The popular sweetener, used in everything from soda to toothpaste, was the target of a wrathful health crusade back in the 1990s. Thanks to several studies that…
Posted December 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

Crushing Soda Tax = A Walk Around the Block

Soda taxes are all the rage this year among public-health nannies, primarily thanks to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and activist Yale professor Kelly “Big Brother” Brownell. Of course, there's no solid evidence that adding…
Posted December 14, 2010 at 12:00 am