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CULTURE OF ALARMISM

Americans are bombarded with messages about how everyday products and activities threaten their health and the health of their children; politicians and government regulators then use this alarmism to promote regulations that expand their power. The costs of this dynamic are serious: wasted tax dollars, higher costs and inferior goods for consumers, fewer jobs in companies navigating through red tape, and a needlessly worried, less free American populace. IWF probes into the science, and highlights the costs we pay for the over-regulation of American life. IWF also promotes common sense energy policy, and explains how radical environmentalism backfires on American families, raises the prices of everyday goods and services, and discourages economic growth.

Categories:  Agriculture,  Chemicals,  Child Safety,  Energy,  Food Freedom


Put It on My Plate but I’m not Eating It!

August 28 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


New Video Hints at How EPA Ozone Rules May Create Hassles

August 27 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


The Heartbreak of Faux Mayo: Now a Federal Case

August 26 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


How Scared Should You Be of Gluten?

August 17 2015
by Charlotte Hays


Soda Companies Fund Important Research. New York Times Predictably Outraged

August 10 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Alarmism About Diet Drinks Harms Dieters

August 8 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Regulations Suck the Sweet out of Strawberries

August 6 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


Boy Band Singer Demonstrates Ignorance About SeaWorld, Fans Go Wild!

August 3 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Soda in Daycare Facilities

July 22 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Vox: The World is Getting Better and Better

July 15 2015
by Julie Gunlock


On Electrical Grid, Natural Gas Surpasses Coal

July 14 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


$18 Million Federal Grant for Algae-Based Biofuel

July 14 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Colorado Democrats’ Tug-of-War on Fracking

July 13 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Global Cooling? Oh, No!

July 13 2015
by Charlotte Hays


Menu Labeling Delayed

July 9 2015
by Julie Gunlock


The Sad State of Science Journalism in America

July 8 2015
by Julie Gunlock


House GOP Hopes to Relax Michelle Obama's School-Lunch Totalitarianism

July 8 2015
by Charlotte Allen


Study: Electric Vehicles Can Create More Pollution than Gas-Fueled Cars

July 7 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Must Read: Latest Issue of Reason

July 7 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Working for Women Podcast 14 • Unhealthy Consequences of Government Nutrition Initiatives

July 6 2015
by Celia Meyer


Contraband Condiments!

June 25 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


The Natural Gas Revolution

June 23 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Alarmism About Herbal Supplements

June 23 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Policy Focus: Unhealthy Consequences of Government Nutrition Initiatives

June 19 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Study Finds Clean Power Plan Would Especially Hurt Poor Blacks and Hispanics

June 17 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Conundrum: I Read the Nutrition Label. Why Am I Still Fat?

June 15 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


Squeeze the Lemon(ade) Stand: Sisters Learn Early Lesson on Perils of Entrepreneurship

June 11 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


Government Shouldn’t Give Diet Advice That Could Be Dead Wrong

June 4 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas


Feds Boldly Tackle Candy in Schools

June 3 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


States Increasingly Hesitant to Accept Local Fracking Regs

June 1 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Feds Say No More to Chocolate

May 29 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


Fifth Grader Suspended for Foam Dart “Shank”

May 29 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


March Against Monsanto:Missing the Important Issues

May 26 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Bipartisan Move Afoot to Let Us Eat in Peace Just a Bit Longer

May 19 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


Soda Companies and Healthy Choices

May 19 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Working for Women Podcast 9 • Renewable Fuel Standards

May 18 2015
by Celia Meyer


Josh Barro's Lesson in Economics and Healthy Eating

May 13 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Prom Time: How Dare Anyone Complain That My 17-Year-Old's Backless Dress Is Inappropriate?

May 12 2015
by Charlotte Allen


Alcohol Taxes to Solve Non-Problems

May 12 2015
by Julie Gunlock


The Browning of Green?

May 11 2015
by Charlotte Hays


No, Fracking Didn’t Cause Michigan’s Earthquake Last Weekend

May 6 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


School Serves Expired Meat

May 4 2015
by Julie Gunlock


California Environmentalists Want Grass Without Water

May 4 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


FDA to Further Regulate Homemade Soap and Other Personal Care Products

April 30 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Fracking Fracas in Michigan

April 29 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Chipotle Stuffs Those Burritos with Nonsense

April 28 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Working for Women Podcast 6 • Bee Colony Collapse Alarmism

April 24 2015
by Celia Meyer


Alarmism About Food Creates New Mental Condition: Orthorexia

April 23 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Banned in Europe Does Not Equal Safe

April 15 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Parenting and the State

April 15 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas


Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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