Food Police (page 86)

CSPI Goes International

Last week we told you about the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) plan to circumvent the democratic process through the lottery of the…
Posted July 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

Food Police: ‘We Have Just Begun To Fight’

Ellen Ruppel Shell, author of The Hungry Gene: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin, is sounding downright Churchillian. “We can no longer afford…
Posted July 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) diet scold Michael Jacobson and “sue the bastards” legal shark John Banzhaf are a match made in heaven.
Posted July 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

CSPI’s ‘9 Percent’ Approval Rating

Pity the poor timing of food nanny Michael Jacobson. Last week the executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) argued: “…
Posted July 22, 2003 at 12:00 am Revisits the Food Police

If you wanted the skinny on the misnamed Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), you could always visit Now you can also check out the…
Posted July 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

Obesity: Individual Problem Demands Individual Responsibility

Center for Consumer Freedom Executive Director Rick Berman joined Twinkie-taxer Kelly Brownell on a panel yesterday to discuss “remedies” for America’s “obesity epidemic.” Brownell began by saying that…
Posted June 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

SPECIAL REPORT: Soda Ban Lacks Scientific Fizz

The California legislature’s top lifestyle nanny has finally scored a win. Deborah Ortiz’s bill to phase out soft drinks in schools passed the state Senate last week and…
Posted June 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

Obesity Wars: A New Hellcat

At last count, the exact same anti-obesity screed appeared in at least 42 major newspapers yesterday and today, courtesy of the biggest, baddest health nanny on the block:…
Posted June 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

A Binding Anti-Obesity International Treaty?

The front page of today’s Washington Post (along with at least 74 other major papers) announced that the Bush Administration would support the Framework…
Posted May 19, 2003 at 12:00 am

CSPI Infiltrates California Legislature

The California Senate has taken the unprecedented step of passing a bill that is not only inspired by the health nannies at the Center for Science…
Posted May 13, 2003 at 12:00 am