Archive: Jan 2011

The Food Environmentalists

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" report. It’s mostly the usual blather about avoiding trans fats and increasing vitamin intake. But food scold…
Posted January 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

Usually our quotes of the week come from fresh op-eds or commentaries that extol the virtues of consumer freedom. But today's quote dates back to 1859 when political philosopher…
Posted January 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

Lead for Me But Not for Thee

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an environmental research and advocacy group that specializes in sounding the alarm over toxic substances. When it comes to lead, EWG seems to…
Posted January 26, 2011 at 12:00 am

Center for Consumer Freedom Takes the Media by Storm!

Our study on lead in reusable grocery bags is a hot story in the national media right now. From ABC News: Twenty-one reusable bags sold…
Posted January 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

Center for Consumer Freedom Takes the Media by Storm!

Our study on lead in reusable grocery bags is a hot story in the national media right now. From ABC News: Twenty-one reusable bags sold…
Posted January 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

Vice Taxes, Poverty, and Unintended Consequences

Yesterday we appeared on Fox News' Fox and Friends to discuss so-called vice taxes. State and federal legislators have considered levies on everything from soda to snack foods in an attempt to…
Posted January 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

Excessive Amounts of Lead Found in Reusable Grocery Bags Supplied by Major Retailers

Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) released new lab results showing that a number of major retailers’ reusable shopping bags contained excessive levels of lead. Of…
Posted January 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

2011: Year of the Nanny?

We hate to intrude on the long-established Chinese Zodiac. But just as 2010 was the Year of the Tiger, we’re afraid 2011 could end up being the Year of…
Posted January 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

PCRM’s Latest Pigheaded Victory Causes Problems

Animal rights groups are well-known for deploring the use of pigs to … well, to do just about anything. But thanks to a recent campaign from the notorious…
Posted January 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

How About a White House Task Force on Anorexia?

The Law of Unintended Consequences states that whenever governments meddle in something complex, they create negative outcomes that they didn't predict or intend. This idea dates as far back as…
Posted January 19, 2011 at 12:00 am