Memo to the CDC: Food isn’t Tobacco
(April 30th, 2012)
In two weeks, a new documentary called The Weight of the Nation will air on HBO to attempt to add to the public dialogue about obesity. From the trailer, it looks to be full of the usual rhetoric—that today’s kids … Continue reading
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Evidence Mounts: Organic Crops Underperform
(April 26th, 2012)
A few months ago, researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands found unsurprisingly that conventionally produced crops out-yielded organic crops. More research has confirmed this finding: Researchers from McGill University in Canada writing in Nature found that “organic yields are … Continue reading
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CSPI’s Latest Salt Trick, With a Dash of Unintended Consequences
(April 25th, 2012)
We weren’t surprised when the latest anti-salt activity from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) hit the wires today. This is from the group that called salt the “deadly white powder you already snort.” CSPI president Michael … Continue reading
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CCF Busy Smashing Activist Myths
(April 24th, 2012)
It’s been a busy week here at the Center for Consumer Freedom. We’ve been smashing scare stories about meat and the environment. We’ve been pointing out “organic” hypocrisy. And we’ve been calling out the dirty secret of People for the … Continue reading
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Save the Lawyers! Only 19 Dollars a Month!
(April 23rd, 2012)
Perhaps you’ve seen the advertisements put out by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), which show mostly dogs and cats. Our analysis of HSUS fundraising ads that ran between January 2009 and September 2011, using data provided by the Campaign Media … Continue reading
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CSPI Wants a More Effective Scare Machine
(April 20th, 2012)
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) must envy the power of “ick.” After years of calling fettucine alfredo a “heart attack on a plate,” saying soda would give us cancer, or alleging food dyes would give our … Continue reading
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So Kelly, What Else Is Wishful Thinking?
(April 19th, 2012)
It seems that Yale University’s Kelly “Twinkie Tax” Brownell has had an epiphany. Alas, it is not that soda taxes make a pathetically small impact on obesity. In response to two new studies questioning whether so-called “food deserts”—the idea that … Continue reading
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Healthy Habits Study Busts Obesity Myths
(April 18th, 2012)
Much to the chagrin of activists who think that obesity is the new tobacco, new evidence published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine shows that healthy habits are just as important to a healthy life than … Continue reading
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A PETA Army of Child Activists?
(April 17th, 2012)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has a history of misdeeds. The group has given money to defend an animal-rights motivated criminal, praised the violent Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) organization, and made a grant to the Earth … Continue reading
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A Weak Case for Sugar Persecution
(April 16th, 2012)
Sugar scolding in the school of Robert “We I.D. (For Soda)” Lustig is the latest trend among America’s food police, but few ask how strong the case against the sweet stuff is. A Los Angeles Times contributor gave us a … Continue reading
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