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The Climate Agenda Behind the Bacon Scare

November 10, 2015  •  The Wall Street Journal

Headlines blaring that processed and red meat causes cancer have made this steak-and-bacon-loving nation collectively reach for the Rolaids. Vegans are in full party mode, and the media is in a feeding frenzy. But there is more to this story than meets the (rib)eye.

With United Nations climate talks beginning in a few weeks in Paris, the cancer warning seems particularly well timed. Environmental activists have long sought to tie food to the fight against global warming. Now the doomsayers who want to take on modern agriculture, a considerable source of greenhouse-gas emissions, can employ an additional scare tactic: Meat production sickens the planet; meat consumption sickens people.

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Common Sense Needed for Consumer Product Regulation

November 5, 2015  •  Inside Sources

It's the fourth quarter with under two minutes remaining in the activist-driven campaign against a widely-used plasticizer, diisononyl phthalates (DINP). Yet despite the chemical's overwhelming and well-established safety record, the outcome of a final regulatory determination by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) remains in doubt.

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Risk Expert Says Calls to Stop Serving Processed Meats in Schools Should Be Rejected

October 28, 2015  •  NCPPR Media

For Release: October 29, 2015
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Washington, D.C. - National Center for Public Policy Research Risk Analysis Director Jeff Stier has released the following statement regarding the International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) classification of processed meats as carcinogens and a call for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to remove such meats from school menus:

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End Impunity for Tax Slackers, Cheaters and Crooks

October 26, 2015  •  Roll Call

The Congressional Budget Office just estimated that the federal budget deficit would reach $425 billion this year. That's an additional $1,300 of debt for each American man, woman and child.

The federal government could make a sizeable dent in that figure — without raising taxes or cutting spending — if it simply did a better job collecting taxes it's already owed.

Tax deadbeats owe the federal government at least $380 billion. The IRS has proved unable to collect that debt. Between 2000 and 2010, the agency's tax debt inventory increased more than sevenfold.

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Kids Need Fruits And Veggies, Not False Alarms About Food Risks

October 21, 2015  •  Forbes

We thought that everyone could agree that the year-round availability of low-cost, appetizing and healthful fruits and vegetables to school-kids is a good thing. We were naive.

According to a study published in September in an obscure journal, schools are exposing kids to potentially dangerous levels of toxic chemicals from food packaging because of "schools' efforts to streamline food preparation and meet federal nutrition standards while keeping costs low."

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