Archive: Dec 2012

This Week in Food Freedom: Exposing HSUS’s Overhead, Groundhog Day for Soda in Washington, and More

USA Today released a big feature today taking the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to task for its relatively lax charity rating criteria compared to alternative raters like…
Posted December 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Start Hoarding Christmas Cookies For Next Year

Hopefully you were able to save a few Christmas cookies after Tuesday because, as our senior research analyst J. Justin Wilson explains in the Oklahoman and the Las…
Posted December 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Enviro-Activists’ Fowl Litigation Lays an Egg

It’s been a dreary December for the lawsuit-happy radicals at Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance. But hardworking family farmers will be carrying some extra holiday cheer. The Waterkeeper Alliance…
Posted December 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

The Worst Proposals in Anti-Food Activism: Part 2

At the Center for Consumer Freedom, we read activists’ bad ideas every day. We’ve already covered five of the worst proposals yesterday. We now present the conclusion of CCF’s…
Posted December 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm

The Worst Proposals in Anti-Food Activism: Part 1

At the Center for Consumer Freedom, we read activists’ bad ideas every day. Whether they want to tax soda, put meaningless labels on perfectly safe foods produced with…
Posted December 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm

“Addictions” of Mice and Men

A story on the widely trafficked news aggregator The Drudge Report  earlier today caught our eye: “Quitting junk food may cause withdrawal symptoms.” But behind the breathless headlines of…
Posted December 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

No Subpoenas in Your Stocking: Get CCF’s Christmas Cookie Liability Waiver!

Let’s face it: Santa’s a big guy. And in the eyes of the trial lawyers, he didn’t get that way on his own. Activists are trying to declare…
Posted December 14, 2012 at 10:15 am

Researchers Say Fat Taxes Might Kill

Proponents of “junk food” taxes frequently tout how many lives their statistical models predict will be saved by making tasty food more expensive. But don’t expect them to pay…
Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:41 am

CCF Establishes Headquarters for Defense of Bacon

While the cheeseburger, ice cream, and the cookie may have their partisans, the ultimate symbol of wonderful food decadence must be the dripping, crispy strip of cured pork belly…
Posted December 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Food-Cancer Scares Have Little to Show for Themselves, Animal Rights Extremist Goes Directly to Jail, and More

A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition pours cold water on claims that eating or shunning certain foods will meaningfully affect cancer risk. As one study …
Posted December 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm