Press Release

Food Cops Bust the Whole Enchilada

Washington, DC – The Fiesta’s over, according to the food police at the Ralph Nader-inspired Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The group is set to issue yet another predictable diatribe against foods that its leaders don’t think Americans should enjoy.

After deep-sixing deep-dish pizza and melting all the fun out of ice cream, CSPI is now targeting fast-casual Mexican food. While CSPI wants us to believe it is only looking out for our waistlines, the group’s wholesale assault on restaurant food is the leading edge of its plan to advance taxes, advertising restrictions, and outright bans on foods that most Americans like to eat. CSPI scientific advisory board member Kelly Brownell has even called for zoning restrictions on restaurants.

Last year, CSPI president Michael Jacobson said that his agenda includes “taxes on butter, potato chips, whole milk, cheeses, [and] meat.”

“Once again, the killjoys at CSPI have made lemons out of lemonade,” said Richard Berman, Executive Director of the Center for Consumer Freedom. “This ridiculous tirade against Mexican dining is a classic reminder that while most of us derive pleasure from food, CSPI exists only to whine about it. As usual, the group’s latest so-called research is a complete rejection of common sense, and suggests that Americans are too stupid to make their own food choices.”

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