Big Government (page 57)

CDC Ripped For Shoddy Science, Conflicts Of Interest

We’ve told you before about the many ways the pharmaceutical industry scares the public about obesity in its quest to drive demand for weight-loss pills and plans. But…
Posted June 14, 2005 at 12:00 am

Food Cop Fines Schools For Selling Fries

Texas Agricultural Commissioner and self-described “Food Czarina” Susan Combs — famous for using state-level fiats to tell local school boards which foods they can allow and even…
Posted June 9, 2005 at 12:00 am

CDC Dispatches Obesity Detectives

You thought it was ridiculous when Twinkie-tax godfather Kelly Brownell and waistline scaremonger David Ludwig likened obesity to an infectious disease outbreak, writing: “The obesity epidemic…
Posted June 6, 2005 at 12:00 am

Black-Market Bubble Gum

Draconian food-cop policies almost always have unintended consequences. Such is the case in Austin, Texas, where one high school’s ban on snack foods has created a thriving black market for…
Posted February 24, 2005 at 12:00 am

CDC Must Retract Obesity Deaths Study

Trial lawyers and food cops spreading unwarranted hysteria over the nation’s so-called “obesity epidemic” have lost yet another leg to stand on. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
Posted February 15, 2005 at 12:00 am

CDC: Obesity-Death Estimate Has ‘Fundamental’ Problems

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has admitted that its report blaming obesity for 400,000 deaths a year has serious problems. As the Los Angeles Times…
Posted February 10, 2005 at 12:00 am

CCF Brings Refreshing Soda Facts To Fox News

“Kids are not eating any more calories than they were eating 20 years ago,” the Center for Consumer Freedom explained last night on the Fox News…
Posted February 4, 2005 at 12:00 am

Obesity Legislation: The Whole Enchilada

Every year around this time, state legislators return to work armed with a laundry list of proposals to replace last year’s failed bills. For the bevy of big brother…
Posted January 25, 2005 at 12:00 am

Back To The (Labeled) Trough

State legislators in Maine and Connecticut have introduced new bills — inspired by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)…
Posted January 18, 2005 at 12:00 am

A Red Tape Wonderland

Over the years we’ve identified a growing array of groups that attempt to restrict your food and beverage choices to promote their political or financial agendas. These days the anti-free…
Posted January 5, 2005 at 12:00 am