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Lawmakers Repeal, Reject Soda Taxes

For years the self-anointed “food police” have yearned to use the tax code to influence what Americans eat and drink. They’ve shopped a form of nanny state around to states…
Posted October 18, 2017 at 11:42 am

From “Watchdog” to Puppy for Its Liberal Housemates

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) had an undeserved reputation as a scourge of both parties in Washington while in reality it disproportionately attacked conservatives and Republicans…
Posted April 15, 2016 at 11:36 am

“Science” Group Demands Nutrition Groupthink

The so-called Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has spent the last few decades proclaiming that it is certain of what a healthy diet is — in…
Posted April 6, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Are Dietary Guidelines Based on “Pseudoscience”?

Every five years, the federal government (through the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services) issues its “Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” The latest batch were issued in 2015,…
Posted March 23, 2016 at 9:48 am

Staff and Funding Review Proves Supposed Washington Watchdog Is Still a Liberal Lapdog

We’ve repeatedly made the point—including at our website—that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), ostensibly a “watchdog” group, functions more like a liberal Democratic opposition-research…
Posted January 26, 2016 at 11:15 am

Anti-Sugar Activists Don’t “Win Forever”

In a victory for consumer choice and basic common sense, Maryland’s Howard County Executive, Allan Kittleman, signed an executive order yesterday repealing the county’s ban on sugar-sweetened drinks. The…
Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

GIF Measures Fail Again

Politicians weren’t the only thing on the ballot on Tuesday. In two states, Oregon and Colorado, genetically improved foods (GIFs) were as well. Voters in Oregon and Colorado were…
Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

GMO Labeling: Costly, Deceitful, and Dangerous

Washington and California consumers may have dodged a major bullet, and Vermont shoppers look to be in for a rude shock, based on the latest research from Cornell University.
Posted May 20, 2014 at 2:56 pm

California Soda Scolds Push Unnecessary Warnings

California anti-soda warriors are at it again. Following numerous failed attempts in recent years to tax and ban soda in in the Golden State, regulators are falling back…
Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

Single-Nutrient Science Corrupts Health and Public Policy

Is fat so bad for you? New research published in the journal “Annals of Internal Medicine” follows a string of other papers finding the hype about saturated fat may have been…
Posted April 3, 2014 at 9:07 am