One emerging feel-good policy for fighting childhood obesity involves schools sending Body Mass Index (BMI) “reports” to parents in hopes of educating them about their kids’ weight. But like many heavy-handed instruments used by nanny-state bureaucrats to suggest lifestyle modifications, this one has unintended consequences. Consider what happened in one...
A fit and trim 36-year-old marathon runner will have consumed 30 days' worth of fast-food—from breakfast through dinner—by the time the starter gun sounds at Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon. Whether it's his intention or not, Joe D'Amico is effectively countering food scolds' incessant claims that fast-food is to...

Quote of the Week

(February 9th, 2011)
Helping America's youth achieve excellence in both academics and physical fitness is a top priority of educators and parents. And the solution is a no-brainer: Recent studies confirm that there is a correlation between fitness and academic achievement. Researchers also note that kids exhibit better classroom behavior...
Al Jazeera (yes, that Al Jazeera) has a new report out for its Fault Lines program called “Fast Food, Fat Profits,” that purports to document America's obesity problem. A spokesperson for the Center for Consumer Freedom was interviewed for the segment by reporter Josh Rushing. The resulting report...

More Pushback Against PETA

(March 22nd, 2010)
Hunters and pet store owners are firing back against People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and its radical agenda. In South Carolina, hunters are supporting a statewide ballot initiative to change the state Constitution and give hunters a permanent right to hunt. Says hunting enthusiast...

Fishy Trade Maneuvers

(February 3rd, 2010)
Trade wars? Catfish? Vietnam? These are all things we don’t normally talk about, but today they all meet. Trust us. It’s interesting. The domestic catfish industry (largely located along the Mississippi Delta) is trying to put up new obstacles to its Vietnamese competitors by lobbying the U.S. Department of...

Join Us on Facebook

(January 4th, 2010)
As part of our expanding social network, we’ve formed a fan page on Facebook. So please, become a fan and help us reach out to all those college students, high schoolers, and coworkers who are busy surfing the Facebook world. Who knows? We may eventually give out...

Merry Christmas from CCF!

(December 24th, 2009)
We hope you’re enjoying some quality time with your families (and finishing that last-minute shopping). The Christmas season is a fitting time to reflect on our common gift of personal freedoms, and on our obligation to oppose against anyone who seeks to diminish them. Do remember: Food activists don’t take...
 Consumers are often confused by all the conflicting information out there about sweeteners. To help clear the air, we’ve built a new website to help bust the myths about the sweeter things in life. SweetScam.com dives into the facts about table sugar, beet sugar, brown sugar, corn...
Seeing that sentence in the new issue of Mother Jones magazine had us doing one of the biggest double-takes ever. Mother Jones – the preferred glossy of anti-burger activists and mercury scaremongers everywhere – is not exactly known for its level-headed take on food issues and politics. But...