Blog: One way of fighting back

Catherine Sleep | 28 July 2004

When the food industry is under pressure, it fights back. Fair enough. One of its vehicles in the battle to ward off fat taxes is the Center for Consumer Freedom, spearheading the fight against “financial Goliaths that use junk science, intimidation tactics and even threats of violence to push their radical agendas”.

Golly. Sadly the Center for Consumer Freedom doesn’t feel able to reveal the names of its backers as they are “reasonably apprehensive about privacy and safety”. It does on the other hand feel free, through its ActivistCash.com project, to dish the dirt on activist celebrities.

The site must have very good lawyers as some of the comments are highly unflattering, to say the least. Check out Marion Nestle being described as a “hysterical anti-food industry fanatic” and “obsessed”. The John Banzhaf write-up is pretty scathing too.

Make your own mind up.

ActivistCash.com


BLOG

US food agency hints at direction of travel with "policy roadmap"

It's light on specific details but a new "strategic policy roadmap" for 2018 from the US Food and Drug Administration should give manufacturers a sense of where the agency could be looking to act this...

BLOG

Vegan tourist tales

I sampled some of the products launched in the UK in the New Year, aimed at those seeking to eat more healthily or cut down on their meat consumption....

BLOG

"We're evolving" - flagship US lobby group insists change coming as more members quit

Hershey and Cargill are the latest US-based food majors to have decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association - and the lobby group says it is looking to change to meet the "disruption" in th...



Forgot your password?