July 2, 1989
Mean-spirited is the way to describe the advertising "awards" handed out by the Center for Science in the Public Interest ("Deceit Brings Dishonor to the Worst Ads of '88," June 13.) The center claims to be a public interest organization. Who asked them to represent the public? Most people never heard of the Center for Science in the Public Interest until their nasty "awards" hit the news. The center is actually a special-interest organization whose main purpose seems to be to collect money to attack private enterprise.
April 7, 2002
I am writing to object to the gratuitous insult of our organization in the March 3 magazine. Phil Barber ("Pop Culture," Entertaining) wrote: "Popcorn got a bad rap in 1994, when those old maids at the Center for Science in the Public Interest revealed that cinema popcorn cooked in coconut oil contained as much as 80 grams of fat per tub, sans butter." Why denigrate us as "old maids"? First, it's not true. We're probably a lot like you and your staff: young to middle-aged professional men and women with families and children.
April 16, 1985 |
The Federal Trade Commission today rejected a request that it ban or limit advertising for alcoholic beverages, saying it could find no basis to conclude that such ads affect alcohol abuse. Acting on the basis of a staff report, the commission voted 4 to 1 to turn down the 1983 petition filed by the private, nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.
July 17, 2013 |
File this one under the Celebrities Under Fire column: Shaquille O'Neal, the retired NBA player, recently announced he was launching a line of low-calorie sodas with Arizona Beverages called Soda Shaq Cream Soda. But like other celebrities who hawk sodas, O'Neal has come under fire by some consumer groups for promoting sugar-laden soft drinks. PHOTOS: The strangest business sponsorships The Center for Science in the...
September 24, 2004 |
A consumer group and 35 doctors and scientists asked the National Institutes of Health to oversee an independent review of the science that led to new guidelines urging wider use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. The Center for Science in the Public Interest and the doctors and scientists said in a letter to NIH that there wasn't enough evidence to justify the recommendations, especially for women, older people and diabetics.
March 10, 1999 |
Led by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, 37 health and consumer groups petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of seven antibiotics in livestock, saying the practice poses a potential threat to human health. The drugs the groups want banned are penicillin, tetracycline, erythromycin, tylosin, lincomycin, virginiamycin and bacitracin.