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Attacking Food Using The Tobacco Model

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) placed an ad in newspapers today claiming high-fat, high-calorie foods “kill as many Americans as tobacco.” As we have warned, CSPI and other anti-choice nannies are using the tobacco model to attack fast-food restaurants and are taking advantage of the National Nutrition Summit (May 30-31) to amplify calls for a “Twinkie Tax,” restaurant menu labels, and other onerous proposals. The effectiveness of the nannies’ media campaign can be seen in the fact that the USA Today gives the nannies free rein to spout their nonsense and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch goes so far as to endorse CSPI’s unreasonable recommendations.

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