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 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.


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