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Burger King Hit With Trans Fat Lawsuit
Yahoo ^ | May 16, 2007

Posted on 05/16/2007 9:19:49 AM PDT by Hadean

WASHINGTON, May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By using partially hydrogenated oil, Burger King is knowingly increasing its customers' risk of heart disease and early death, according to a lawsuit filed today by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. CSPI is asking a District of Columbia Superior Court judge to order the restaurant chain to stop using the deadly trans-fat-laden ingredient, or at least to require prominent warning notices on Burger King's menu boards. According to CSPI, Burger King is the biggest restaurant chain that is not fully committed to getting rid of the artificial trans fat found in partially hydrogenated oil.

In 2006, Wendy's became the first big fast-food chain to switch away from trans fat. McDonald's, which was sued in 2003 for still using artificial trans fat frying oil despite a 2002 promise to phase it out, has begun using trans- fat-free oil in some cities and plans to complete its conversion by the end of 2008. Starbucks replaced the partially hydrogenated oil in almost all of its pastries after news of a potential CSPI lawsuit was reported. Last month, KFC announced that it completed its conversion to trans-fat-free deep-frying, a move accelerated in part by a CSPI-initiated lawsuit, which the group withdrew from after KFC announced its intentions.

While Burger King will comply with new requirements in New York City and Philadelphia not to use artificial trans fat in those cities, diners in the rest of the country will be subjected to high levels of trans fat.

"Despite the moves of its competitors and the well-known dangers of artificial trans fat, it is unfortunate that Burger King is still using partially hydrogenated oil in fried foods and other menu items," said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. "Some of its meals contain three, four, or five times as much trans fat as is safe to consume in an entire day. I hope that this lawsuit will spur Burger King to quickly eliminate the trans fat and, in the meantime, to warn its customers that it's there."

Numerous fried and non-fried foods at Burger King have alarming levels of trans fat, according to CSPI. A King-size Onion Rings has 6 grams of trans fat. A regular-size order of Chicken Tenders with a large order of French fries has 8 grams of trans. A Sausage Biscuit with a large order of Hash Browns has an astounding 18 grams of trans fat -- more than someone should consume in 9 days.

Unlike other fats, the artificial trans fats found in partially hydrogenated oil exact a double whammy on arteries by raising the LDL ("bad") cholesterol and simultaneously lowering the HDL ("good") cholesterol. Increasing trans fat consumption by just 2 percent of calories is associated with as much as a 23 percent increased risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. Both the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and the American Heart Association recommend getting no more than 1 percent of calories from trans fat, which works out to just two grams of trans fat for someone on a 2,000-calorie daily diet. That two grams is about what one could expect from the smaller amounts of naturally occurring trans fat in milk and meat products, leaving virtually no room for anything partially hydrogenated, according to CSPI.

This week, Montgomery County, Md., became the first county in the country to enact regulations phasing out artificial trans fat in restaurants, and Albany County, N.Y.'s legislature passed a similar law that is expected to be approved soon by the county executive. Several months ago, New York City and Philadelphia became the first cities to pass laws getting artificial trans fat out of restaurants operating there. New York's regulation begins to take effect for deep-frying in July.

CSPI will be represented in its lawsuit by Stephen Gardner, its litigation director, with Steven N. Berk of the law firm of Chavez & Gertler acting as co-counsel. The suit charges that Burger King is in violation of the District of Columbia's Consumer Protection Procedures Act by selling foods laden with trans fat and by failing to let consumers know -- an omission that misleads the public assuming the items are safe.

Burger King has more than 7,300 U.S. locations, and global sales of more than $11 billion.

"Virtually every major restaurant chain in the country is working overtime to replace artificial trans fats with healthier oils, but Burger King can't be bothered," said Gardner. "Litigation has proven to be an effective means at accelerating the pace with which restaurant chains are getting rid of trans fat, and we hope the court brings Burger King to his senses in this case."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: burgerking; cspi; lawyers; nannystate; transfat

1 posted on 05/16/2007 9:19:58 AM PDT by Hadean
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To: Hadean

It is that guy from “nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest”.

Again.


2 posted on 05/16/2007 9:22:14 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Hadean

Bu-bye Crisco.


3 posted on 05/16/2007 9:22:32 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Hadean

It could have been worse, they could have been hit with a fat trans lawsuit.


4 posted on 05/16/2007 9:22:38 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Hadean
Flame-broiled beats fried every time!
5 posted on 05/16/2007 9:23:14 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Paleo Conservative

Good point.


6 posted on 05/16/2007 9:23:25 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Hadean

Center for Science in the Public Interest = Food Nazies and public busy-bodies. I should sue them for trying to prevent me from eating food with transfats.


7 posted on 05/16/2007 9:25:32 AM PDT by Russ
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To: Hadean

Meanwhile, data from the National Center for Health Statistics show that Americans are living longer than ever.


8 posted on 05/16/2007 9:25:57 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: Hadean

Probably need to bring Burger King up on weapons charges too since they are obviously hoding a gun to customers heads to force them to eat their products.


9 posted on 05/16/2007 9:27:26 AM PDT by ladtx ("You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks." Will Rogers)
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To: ladtx
"hoding a gun"???

Kinda like "holding a gun" only different. :o)

10 posted on 05/16/2007 9:28:36 AM PDT by ladtx ("You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks." Will Rogers)
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To: Hadean

Gotta love when the obese can’t force themselves to stop trans-fats daily. Then what happens? People get sued.


11 posted on 05/16/2007 9:30:27 AM PDT by wastedyears (I was opposed to Rudy in the mid 1990s when he took my fireworks away. I was but a little boy.)
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To: Hadean; Just another Joe; CSM; lockjaw02; Publius6961; elkfersupper; nopardons; metesky; Mears; ...

Nanny state Ping..........

The food police, AKA Center for (junk)Science in the Public Interest, are at it again.


12 posted on 05/16/2007 9:30:45 AM PDT by Gabz (Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin for "No-one provokes me with impunity"))
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To: Hadean

This lawsuit is garbage, but I’m glad I came upon this article. I had no idea that BK was still using trans-fats. No more fried stuff from there for me.


13 posted on 05/16/2007 9:36:00 AM PDT by jmc813 (The 2nd Amendment is NOT a "social conservative" issue.)
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To: Hadean
In 2006, Wendy's became the first big fast-food chain to switch away from trans fat.

Wendy's fries taste like water.

14 posted on 05/16/2007 9:36:13 AM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
It could have been worse, they could have been hit with a fat trans lawsuit

Not to mention fat gay, lesbian and bi- lawsuits...

15 posted on 05/16/2007 9:37:12 AM PDT by mikrofon (GLAAD to help)
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To: Hadean

That reminds me, I think I’m going to swing by the drive through for a Whopper combo meal. King Size me baby.


16 posted on 05/16/2007 9:37:34 AM PDT by NavVet (O)
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To: Hadean
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17 posted on 05/16/2007 9:38:06 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: Hadean
By allowing gay marriage, the state of Massachusetts is knowingly increasing its customers' risk of contracting AIDS and early death

By allowing needle distribuion, the city of New York is knowingly increasing its customers' risk of overdosing on illegal drugs, and early death

18 posted on 05/16/2007 9:40:28 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (Tolerance can be forced. Acceptance must be earned.)
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To: Russ

I should sue them for trying to prevent me from eating food with trans-fats.

I really wish someone would sue them for interfering with my/our life/freedoms. This is pure crapola and it started with the tobacco law suits, and now will be applied to everything that might threaten the totally risk free life experience that some seem to expect. Next will be the soft drink industry, good by coke and pepsi, then the greasy snacks we enjoy, good by potato chips.

These nazis must be shut down somehow. I would like to see someone open a restaurant that proudly proclaimed the excessive use of trans-fats, “because it tastes better”.


19 posted on 05/16/2007 9:44:46 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("life is dangerous")
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To: Hadean
May I have a little trans-fat to go on my Double Whopper, please?

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20 posted on 05/16/2007 9:45:14 AM PDT by randita
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To: Sgt_Schultze
“Bu-bye Crisco.”

Oh my God!!! I must dispose of my can of Crisco asap before the “trans-fat police” come knockin and arrest me for using it with children in the home.

21 posted on 05/16/2007 9:46:23 AM PDT by hophead
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To: ladtx
"hoding a gun"???

What? You don't speak Ebonics?
HATE CRIME! LAW SUIT!

I'll settle out of court though. ;^)

22 posted on 05/16/2007 9:48:07 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: AbeKrieger

But heaven forbid if you try to light a cigarette in either place.........


23 posted on 05/16/2007 9:48:23 AM PDT by Gabz (Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin for "No-one provokes me with impunity"))
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To: Hadean
Here we go with these lawsuit prospectors. Once they get the restaurant industry under their thumbs, they will then come into our kitchens.

Soon the black market food ingredients market will be as thriving as the crack cocaine market. And we can guess who will be working the black market industry. It will be these same lawsuit prospectors who worked themselves out of easy takings.

24 posted on 05/16/2007 9:49:04 AM PDT by jonrick46
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To: Hadean
Should sue them for their lousy fries.

The old fries were much, much better than the batter-dipped cardboard they fry up now.

25 posted on 05/16/2007 9:50:16 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Unattended children will be given a large espresso and a free kitten)
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To: Hadean

I am going to eat lunch at BK the rest of the week just to P.O. the food police. Go ahead, try to stop me!

Anyone know where I can get a “I heart trans fat” bumpersticker?


26 posted on 05/16/2007 9:51:29 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("life is dangerous")
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To: Hadean

What gets me is the people that want to legalize all drugs or just mariajuana who say that trans-fats should be outlawed because they’re killing people.


27 posted on 05/16/2007 9:52:30 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

Should we start a counter class action lawsuit against CSPI? I’m in if you are. Know any good lawyers (is that an oxymoron?) that will work for nothing or all the transfat burgers he can eat?


28 posted on 05/16/2007 10:00:09 AM PDT by Russ
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To: TexasCajun

Dang right it does!


29 posted on 05/16/2007 10:02:25 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: No Blue States

30 posted on 05/16/2007 10:11:41 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I have a big carbon footprint and I'm not afraid to use it.)
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To: wastedyears

Sounds like: “I can’t control myself & it’s all your fault!”

And the nanny state will rush to the rescue. I really wish they would mind their own business. I should decide for myself what to eat drink smoke or wear. It’s up to me to educate myself. I don’t need or want my hand held.


31 posted on 05/16/2007 10:15:28 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: Hadean

I believe that consuming large quantities of trans-fats, as is mostly only possible when consuming foods made with or cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, is bad for you. Having said that, that linkage is not 100% proven and partially hydrogenated oils are still a legal product to use in making or preparing foods. I say let the buyer beware. You’d hardly be consuming large quantities of fast food of any kind, anyway, if you have any real concern for your health. Too much processed starch, salt, empty calories, and fat. OK as an occasional indulgence, but not regularly.


32 posted on 05/16/2007 10:25:40 AM PDT by -YYZ-
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To: Russ

I’ll join you! Know any good lawyers?


33 posted on 05/16/2007 10:28:20 AM PDT by camofilly (The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.)
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To: READINABLUESTATE
http://www.heartattackgrill.com/ This is close.

I would like to see someone open a restaurant that proudly proclaimed the excessive use of trans-fats, “because it tastes better”.

34 posted on 05/16/2007 10:30:14 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Hadean

Center for Science in the Public Interest = Media Whores


35 posted on 05/16/2007 10:47:37 AM PDT by gridlock (On January 20, 2009, Fred Dalton Thompson will be sworn in as President of the United States.)
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To: Hadean

All that you need to do to destroy any entity is to win one small court case, then use that victory to expand and grow, until the exception becomes the rule. Fast food is next in line.


36 posted on 05/16/2007 10:55:10 AM PDT by Teacher317
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From article: "The suit charges that Burger King is in violation of the District of Columbia's Consumer Protection Procedures Act by selling foods laden with trans fat and by failing to let consumers know -- an omission that misleads the public assuming the items are safe."

Why wouldn't they be "safe"? Is anybody really so "mislead" as to assume traditional fast food fare as a primary source of nutrition is safe?

As for me, eating out is a rare treat. Be it fast food or a snooty, ambience-laden eatery, I DO insist it be a treat, or I might as well stay home.
37 posted on 05/16/2007 10:57:30 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: Hadean
The King to CSPI:


"Bite me."

38 posted on 05/16/2007 11:32:57 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

“because it tastes better”...I ate a McD’s french fries in Philly last week and pret’ near gagged. Different than they used to be.


39 posted on 05/16/2007 11:41:16 AM PDT by Safetgiver (Stinko De mayo, Stinko to the Commies.)
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To: Hadean; Gabz; SheLion

I’ve got two big tubs of store brand Crisco. Should I be stocking up?

The Nanny goat is loose again...


40 posted on 05/16/2007 12:17:40 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Head Caterer for the FIRM)
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To: Titan Magroyne
Is anybody really so "mislead" as to assume traditional fast food fare as a primary source of nutrition is safe?

I'd wager that it is a helluva lot safer than the food at some of D.C.'s public institutions.

41 posted on 05/16/2007 12:55:05 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Perhaps so. But people who habitually dine there already know it’s not the wisest choice, and those of us who only do so occasionally are hardly in danger, we accept the “risks” and enjoy the treat for what it is - not worth legislation by food nazis.


42 posted on 05/16/2007 1:28:17 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: Hadean

Who you calling trans fats?
43 posted on 05/16/2007 5:10:14 PM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Capitalism is the economic expression of individual liberty. Pass it on.)
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To: READINABLUESTATE
Anyone know where I can get a “I heart trans fat” bumpersticker?

Probably here: http://www.heartattackgrill.com/
44 posted on 05/17/2007 6:19:30 AM PDT by Famishus (North of the equator, the Death Spiral is clockwise.)
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To: Teacher317

Sadly you do not even need to win. So long as you have enough “public interest” money to fund your lawsuits, all you have to do is keep suing and the defendant’s legal fees will eventually drive it into complying with your agenda.

KFC recently got one of these cases dismissed. Hopefully, there will be a similar result here before the lawyers run up too large a tab.


45 posted on 05/17/2007 6:24:57 AM PDT by Steelerfan
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To: Gabz; 383rr; SheLion; Madame Dufarge; RandallFlagg; metesky; mysterio

I would imagine most of you are familiar with this outfit, which was given legitimacy by then-FDA head David Kessler (the one who spearheaded the war on smokers under the Clintons). They like to say that all their money comes ‘strictly from donations by our members’. Giving you the impression, of course, that their ‘members’ are all well-meaning, concerned individuals.

Please read this carefully, and notice who their number one donor is (hint: some old friends).

http://www.undueinfluence.com/cspi.htm

UNDUE INFLUENCE

Center for Science in the Public Interest
a Ralph Nader spinoff

Center for Science in the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-332-9110
Fax: 202-265-4954
Website: www.cspinet.org
Email: cspi@cspinet.org
Exempt since: August 1971
Employer ID: 23-7122879
Description: Anti-product attack group founded in Washington, DC, in 1971 by Ralph Nader protégé Ph.D. microbiologist Michael Jacobson and two other scientists from Nader’s Center for the Study of Responsive Law. For 30 years CSPI has injected ideology, politics and fear-mongering into science to attack nearly every food product, every restaurant, and every cuisine on the market. Seeks power over the diet of all Americans through a “fat-tax” on hamburgers, french fries and soft drinks. Works to ban wine with million-dollar grants from notoriously prohibitionist trusts such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Unethically fills the public with dread over questionable claims of danger. Big Brother with a chef’s knife, CSPI promotes punitive command-and-control regulation of all foods, works to block new products and remove existing ones from the market. Acts to repeal product disparagement laws so that lies can destroy legitimate products. Promotes favored vegetarian products while vilifying others (CSPI called one brand of mushroom cheeseburgers “sumo wrestler cuisine” for being too fatty), raising questions of undue influence. A broad community seriously doubts whether CSPI’s output constitutes science or whether its acts are in the public interest.

Revenue and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2001

Revenue Expenses
Contributions $14,872,024
Government Grants $0
Program Services $563,217
Investments $513,071
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $55,161
Program Services $10,936,112
Administration $168,481
Other $2,946,171
Total Expenditures $14,050,764

Total Revenue $16,003,473 NET GAIN/LOSS $1,952,709

Michael F. Jacobson, executive director
Salary $171,867, benefits, $14,202
Ph.D. in microbiology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Began career with Ralph Nader’s Center for the Study of Responsive Law
Founded CSPI in 1971 with two other Nader scientists, meteorologist James Sullivan and chemist Albert Fritsch, a Jesuit priest.

CSPI Board of Directors Kathleen F. O’Reilly, President Michael Jacobson, Secretary
Mark Ingram, Treasurer Anne Baxter, Director
David Hensler, Director James Sullivan, Director
Deborah Szekely, Director Diane Maceachern, Director
Sushma Palmer, Director William Corr, Director
Tom Gegax, Director

Profiles of other directors

Kathleen F. O’Reilly, President. Attorney, member, Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee; vice-president, Philadelphia-based Cultural Environment Movement; board member, California-based TURN (The Utility Reform Network); former Executive Director of the Wisconsin Citizen Utilities Board; former executive director, Consumer Federation of America; on-air consumer/legal correspondent for NBC’s “Today Show,” regular guest, “Good Morning America”, “MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour.” Residential ratepayer representative, Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions’ Network Reliability Steering Committee. Georgetown University Law Center graduate.
Mark Ingram, Treasurer. President, Ingram CPA Review (offers courses to pass Certified Public Accountant exams).
Anne Baxter, Director. Movie actress, 2 Academy Awards, best actress, 1962 (”The Miracle Worker”), best actress, 1967 (”The Graduate”).
David Hensler, Director. Attorney, Hogan and Hartson (Washington, D.C).
Deborah Szekely, Director. President, Szekely Family Foundation (San Diego, California); board member, Partners for Livable Communities, Youth Service America, National Council of La Raza, Partners of the Americas Foundation, the Menninger Foundation, and Committee of 200 Foundation. 1984-1990, president & CEO, Inter-American Foundation, an independent government agency helping the poor in the Caribbean and Latin America; businesswoman, founded series of health spas, Rancho La Puerta (1940), The Golden Door (1958), Fitness Resorts (1972). Many other activities.
Diane Maceachern, Director. Founder, Vanguard Communications (Washington, D.C. public relations and food propaganda mill); author, Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up the Earth and Enough is Enough: The Hellraiser’s Guide to Community Activism; environmental commentator for “Talk Radio Countdown.”
Sushma Palmer, Director. Chairman, Center for Communications, Health and the Environment.
William Corr, Director. Executive vice-president, National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids. Salary: $183,340, benefits $29,773.
Tom Gegax, Director. Founder and chairman of Tires Plus, $200 million retail chain, sold to Firestone in 2000; seminar pitchman and guru of “The Enlightened Executive” program; author, Winning in the Game of Life: Self-Coaching Secrets for Success.
Grants to Center for Science in the Public Interest:

Foundation Name: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Abstract: For technical assistance, training, and communications to support state and local alcohol policy development
Amount: $749,999 Year Authorized: 2001
Duration: 3-year grant

Foundation Name: The John Merck Fund
Abstract: For Integrity in Science Campaign, which will eliminate threats to sound science and its publicly beneficial applications when academic research is excessively influenced by industry’s financial support
Amount: $50,000 Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For extra costs associated with new advertising campaign, development of web site, and production of more printed materials than originally envisioned, Campus for Alcohol Culture Change Project
Amount: $20,739 Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For Campus Alcohol Culture Change Project
Amount: $46,000 Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For media campaign to combat binge drinking at Campbell University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Amount: $76,165 Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For Nutrition Education and Advocacy Campaign
Amount: $125,000 Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For public education and research on health effects of antibiotic resistance
Amount: $25,000 Year Authorized: 2002

Foundation Name: Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: The Rockefeller Foundation
Abstract: Toward costs of project to broaden public debate on genetic engineering in agriculture and to encourage improved regulations in biotechnology
Amount: $200,000 Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For media campaign to combat binge drinking at Campbell University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Amount: $100,000 Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For media campaign to combat binge drinking at Campbell University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Amount: $66,035 Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: The Joyce Foundation
Abstract: For antibiotics-resistance project
Amount: $140,000 Year Authorized: 2000
Duration: 1.50-year grant

Foundation Name: The New York Community Trust
Abstract: To reform policies regarding scientific conflicts of interest concerning the environment and health
Amount: $50,000 Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Wallace Genetic Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $30,000 Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Deer Creek Foundation
Abstract: For Foodspeak, free-speech campaign to oppose food disparagement laws
Amount: $65,000 Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For continued support for study to evaluate food additives and provide information to the general public
Amount: $95,000 Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For media campaign to combat binge drinking at Campbell University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Amount: $100,000 Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For media campaign to combat binge drinking at Campbell University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Amount: $100,000 Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Abstract: For technical assistance, training, and communications to support state and local alcohol policy development
Amount: $196,894 Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For education initiative on dangers of antibiotic resistance
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Public Welfare Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For FoodSpeak Project, coalition of civil liberty, health, environmental, public interest, media and law groups dedicated ensuring freedom of expression concerning food and food safety
Amount: $50,000 Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For Media Campaign to Combat Binge Drinking at CU and UNC-Chapel Hill
Amount: $127,655 Year Authorized: 1997

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: To evaluate safety of common food additives
Amount: $90,000 Year Authorized: 1997

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For research and advocacy project to reduce drinking at CU and UNC-Chapel Hill
Amount: $16,747 Year Authorized: 1997

Foundation Name: Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1997

Foundation Name: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Abstract: For technical assistance and training to support community alcohol policy development
Amount: $185,032 Year Authorized: 1997

Foundation Name: The Boston Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $10,000 Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: S. H. Cowell Foundation
Abstract: For alcoholism programs
Amount: $50,000 Year Authorized: 1997

Foundation Name: Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For research projects on antibiotic resistance and olestra
Amount: $20,000 Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Park Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For research and public education related to food additives
Amount: $25,000 Year Authorized: 1996

Foundation Name: The Gordon Fund
Amount: $10,000 Year Authorized: 1996

Foundation Name: Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1996

Foundation Name: S. H. Cowell Foundation
Amount: $10,000 Year Authorized: 1996

Foundation Name: Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For public education on health effects of olestra fat substitute
Amount: $20,000 Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For general support and toward work on olestra, new fat substitute
Amount: $20,000 Year Authorized: 1997

Foundation Name: Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1995

Foundation Name: S. H. Cowell Foundation
Abstract: For Alcohol Policies project
Amount: $100,000 Year Authorized: 1995
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Abstract: To develop community resource guide to address off-campus binge drinking
Amount: $78,000 Year Authorized: 1996

Foundation Name: S. H. Cowell Foundation
Abstract: For general support of Alcohol Project
Amount: $50,000 Year Authorized: 1994

Foundation Name: Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1994

Foundation Name: S. H. Cowell Foundation
Amount: $40,000 Year Authorized: 1993

Foundation Name: Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1993

Foundation Name: Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1991

Foundation Name: Wallace Genetic Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $10,000 Year Authorized: 1991

Foundation Name: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Abstract: For Americans for Safe Food project to bring together environmental, consumer and farm groups to promote adoption of sustainable agricultural programs at state level
Amount: $80,000 Year Authorized: 1991
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: The George Gund Foundation
Abstract: For Americans for Safe Food project, supporting state-wide initiatives in sustainable agriculture and organic food standards
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1991

Foundation Name: Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1990

Foundation Name: J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation
Abstract: For Study of Media Censorship project of Center for the Study of Commercialism to document and expose censorship in the media because of attempts by corporate advertisers to censor speech hostile to their commercial interests
Amount: $14,020 Year Authorized: 1991

Foundation Name: Wallace Genetic Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1990

Foundation Name: C.S. Fund
Abstract: For Americans for Safe Food Project, which works to ensure availability of chemical-free food supply
Amount: $15,000 Year Authorized: 1991

Foundation Name: Ruth Mott Fund
Abstract: For national health promotion program with minority organizations to reduce death and disease rates due to drugs, alcohol, and smoking
Amount: $12,500 Year Authorized: 1989

Foundation Name: Ruth Mott Fund
Abstract: For start-up funding for Minority Health Project
Amount: $10,000 Year Authorized: 1989

Foundation Name: S. H. Cowell Foundation
Abstract: For National Resource Center on Alcohol Taxation
Amount: $75,000 Year Authorized: 1989
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: C.S. Fund
Abstract: For second year of two-year grant to Americans for Safe Food project, which works to ensure availability of chemical-free food supply
Amount: $30,000 Year Authorized: 1990


46 posted on 05/18/2007 5:17:28 PM PDT by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (It's always open season on RHINOs(yes, I use an "H" in it))
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney

Great info. Thanks.


47 posted on 05/18/2007 5:33:49 PM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither- GUN CONTROL=SLAVERY)
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney
Welcome to Free Republic, bub.
;O)
48 posted on 05/19/2007 2:32:04 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney
Wow, nice work. The Commie Hall of Fame.

Love this one:

Deborah Szekely,... Director... board member...National Council of La Raza

49 posted on 05/19/2007 3:45:13 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge

Oh how lovely, a CSPI sissy on the board of a group who says they want to take the Southwest back from the USA and kill all the gringos. Lord, please allow me to see the CSPI Board of Directors tried and convicted in a Nazi show trial.


50 posted on 04/17/2008 5:18:21 PM PDT by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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