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USDA Is Supposed to Regulate Animal Health, Not Animal Happiness

June 16, 2018  •  Regulation

For the original, proper formatting, see: https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/regulation/2018/6/regulation-v41n2-7_3.pdf#page=9

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California's java joke is a wakeup call on cancer warnings
International Agency for Research on Cancer is known to cherry-pick data to reach politically motivated findings

June 8, 2018  •  The Mercury News

It's often said that California is a bellwether, a place where nationwide trends begin. For the sake of farmers, particularly those in poor countries where coffee is an economically important crop, let's hope not.

Last month a California judge ruled that because of the state's decades-old notorious Proposition 65, which has given rise to warnings about non-dangerous chemicals everywhere from supermarkets to libraries, coffee sellers must now post warnings about the possible cancer risk posed by a compound in coffee.

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San Francisco's Flavor Ban Snuffs Out Federal Efforts to Cut Smoking
Federal Officials Should Speak Out

June 4, 2018  •  Consumer Choice Center

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – On Tuesday, voters in San Francisco will vote on whether to approve a Board of Supervisors' ordinance that includes a ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes (Proposition E).

Proponents of the ban claim the measure is necessary to protect kids. "Yet," according to Consumer Choice Center Senior Fellow Jeff Stier, "California law already prohibits the sale of all e-cigarettes to anyone under 21. As such, the ordinance would change the legal status of the sale of flavored e-cigarettes to adults exclusively."

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FDA should be applauded for finally enforcing the law on illegal e-cig sales to youth, but must speak out about benefits to smokers

April 24, 2018  •  Consumer Choice Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Food and Drug Administration announced the initial results of its nationwide crackdown on retailers selling e-cigarette and vaping products to minors.

Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, applauds the FDA's efforts, and said that responsible regulation is possible while still offering adult consumers an alternative to cigarettes that significantly reduces the harm from smoking.

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Earth Day: More About Hurling Tomatoes Than Planting Them

April 24, 2018  •  American Greatness

Earth Day has changed a lot since its inception in 1970, and not for the better. In the spirit of the time, it started as a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, idealistic experience. Attendees were prototypic tree-huggersIn recent years, Earth Day has evolved into an occasion for environmental Cassandras to prophesy apocalypse, dish anti-technology dirt, and proselytize.

Now there's more heaving tomatoes than planting them.

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