Worth the cost? Dems push rules requiring calorie labels on vending machines • Cavuto
August 19 2014
Hadley Heath

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Welshing on Wyoming’s Coal Industry
August 12 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Will a new edict from the EPA kill a business that’s made the state wealthy?

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Parents, not government, should get more involved in school lunch nutrition • WILS Capital City Recap with Michael Cohen
August 8 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Environmental groups sound the alarm on sunscreen • NRA News Cam & Co.
July 24 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Greens' Attempt To Ban Bisphenol A Will Endanger Public Health
July 23 2014
Angela Logomasini
Forbes

BPA bans are not only unwarranted, but they are the real danger to public health.

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Statement: July 17 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Hearing
July 16 2014
Victoria Coley

I appreciate this opportunity to provide comments to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) as it prepares recommendations for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines.

As a mother, I am very concerned about the rising cost of food. The DGAC’s shift from diet and nutrition to environmental issues will increase food costs for all Americans at a time when consumers are already struggling with higher prices at the grocery store.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “in California, the biggest U.S. producer of agricultural products, about 95% of the state is suffering from drought conditions, according to data from the U.S. Drought Monitor. This has led to water shortages that are hampering crop and livestock production.”

As a result, U.S. retail food prices are expected to increase up to 3.5% this year.  Consumers are seeing similar price hikes on breakfast staples like bacon, coffee, and orange juice because of global supply problems.

The price of beef reached its highest price point in almost three decades in February at $5.28 per pound. Analysts estimate that prices will likely stay high for some time because of growing demand in some Asian countries. Corn growers are also hurting because of China's recent rejection of 1.45 million tons of U.S. corn, which lead to American grain companies having to absorb $427 million in lost sales....

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IWF Statement To The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
July 16 2014
Julie Gunlock

The DGAC must return to its original mandate and focus on health and nutrition issues. Committee members must stop using the dietary guidelines process to advance a political ideology on issues like climate change, sustainable agriculture, animal rights, trade, immigration, and other non-dietary matters.

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Truth Out: The Assault on Organics
July 14 2014
Truth Out

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Shopping Alert: Staggering rise in food costs. How does it affect American families? • Cam & Company
July 10 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Colorado Anti-Fracking Ballot Measures Begin Signature Collection
July 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner

The ballot measures are the latest in a series of efforts that seek greater restrictons on fracking in Colorado at the state and local level. Late in June, residents of Loveland voted down a two-year moratorium on the process, but since 2012, five other cities have approved either moratoriums or outright bans.

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SSA disability abuse and Colorado alarmists aim to restrict fracking • The Dennis Miller Show
July 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior

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Another blow to energy? New Russian cyber weapon; attack would cripple US energy • Cavuto
July 1 2014
Hadley Heath

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Loveland Votes Against Fracking Moratorium
June 25 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner

In a close vote, Loveland, Colorado, voters chose not to place a two-year moratorium on fracking. 

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Alarmists telling businesses the climate is a threat & will cost them • Cavuto
June 24 2014
Hadley Heath

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Fracking and Property
June 23 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online

A disturbing trend for landowners who oppose the bans, Colorado’s environmentalists continue their efforts to limit fracking throughout the state.

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Hunger in America: Kids of Ivy League Parents Starving without Michelle Obama’s Intervention
June 20 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall.com

This highly affluent woman couldn’t devise simple, nutritious menus for her own children without an intervention and is now trying to tell an entire nation what to feed the children.

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Energy Disinformation: American Left keeps us from using inexpensive, reliable, safe resources • WIBC Garrison
June 19 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior

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Brace Yourself: FDA Ignores Science And Goes After Salt Anyways
June 17 2014
Julie Gunlock

The food industry could soon be forced to pinch salt. The FDA to issue salt restrictions to reduce sodium levels in food despite no good sceiencfitic evidence that lower sodium levels offers health benefits. 

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Mom demands the truth on misguided gun violence map • Cam & Co.
June 17 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Oil & Gas: Fracking Under Fire in Colorado • KFKA AM Colorado
June 16 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior

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Oil prices spike as Islamic militants seize more Iraqi cities • Forbes on Fox
June 14 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer

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Job Creation: Why is the Keystone XL pipeline so hard to approve? • Cavuto
June 13 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer

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One News Now: Do As I Say, Not As I Eat
June 11 2014
One News Now

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Bloomberg's attempt to control Americans' lives and limit choices • Cam & Co.
June 10 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Washed Up: Carwashes Outlawed
June 9 2014
Patrice J. Lee

A Virginia county has banned fundraising carwashes.

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Bloomberg’s Last Stand
June 7 2014
Julie Gunlock
National Review

When your mission is “to save lives,” scientific evidence and personal freedom don’t count.

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Taxpayers Fund $5.7 Million Campaign Featuring Fake Climate-Change Emergency Voicemails
June 5 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Columbia University is spending a $5.7 million federal grant to produce fake voicemails depicting people calling friends and loved ones during emergencies caused by climate-change. The effort is part of a National Science Foundation backed project to educate American adults about climate change.

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Why Michelle Obama's school lunch program Is not a pathway to daily healthy nutrition • The Schilling Show
June 3 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Political incursion into nutritional standards through federal Dietary Guidelines • The Dick Morris Show
June 3 2014
Julie Gunlock

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How school lunches have become an unappetizing political issue • Late Afternoons with Mike Schikman
June 3 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Inflamed Debate Over a Soda Additive
June 2 2014
Angela Logomasini
The Washington Times

Consumers get stuck with the cost of foolish food bans. 

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House advances plan to let schools opt out of broken lunch program • Forbes on Fox
May 31 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer

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The Washington Free Beacon: Federal Dietary Guidelines Committee Criticized as Politically Motivated
May 30 2014
The Washington Free Beacon

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Legislative proposal to roll back Michelle Obama school-lunch reforms is a congressional reaction to constituent complaints • WIBC Greg Garrison Show
May 29 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Taxpayers Fund $5.7 Million Campaign Featuring Fake Climate-Change Emergency Voicemails
May 29 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Columbia University is spending a $5.7 million federal grant to produce fake voicemails depicting people calling friends and loved ones during emergencies caused by climate-change. 

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Dog Days Screening: Join IWF for a fun night at the movies!
May 29 2014
Victoria Coley

Wednesday, June 18th, join us for a special D.C. movie night screening of Dog Days, a movie about an unemployed entrepreneur and a veteran hotdog vendor taking a joint leap of faith to keep the American Dream afloat in a sinking economy.

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The Out of Touch First Lunch Lady
May 28 2014
Julie Gunlock
National Review

Michelle Obama scolds families who aren’t happy with her school-lunch program.

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The Out of Touch First Lunch Lady
May 28 2014
Julie Gunlock
National Review

Michelle Obama scolds families who aren’t happy with her school-lunch program.

 

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Two-Dozen Free-market Organizations Voice Concern and Urge Reform of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
May 28 2014

Today, two-dozen free-market organizations and activists sent a letter crafted by the Independent Women's Forum to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary Tom Vilsack and committee members voicing several concerns about the approach the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), a federally mandated committee of officials chosen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is using to revise the federal dietary guidelines. In the letter the signees urge adoption of reforms that would refocus the work of the Committee on a set of revised guidelines that are truly based on science and that will serve the best interests of all Americans.

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Michelle Obama's goal isn't better nutrition, but unquestioning compliance • Cam & Co.
May 27 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Dept. of Do as I Say: Sidwell Lunches Aren't Just Whole Grains and 1 % Milk
May 27 2014
Charlotte Hays

The Obama daughters don't have to eat the yucky school lunches Mom has decreed for less affluent kids.

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Republicans cook up get-out clause Michelle Obama's broken school lunch program • Bill Cunningham Show
May 20 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Local school officials, not government, should make decisions on what they are feeling kids at school • Bill Cunningham Show
May 20 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Nanny State Lessons From A German Homeschooling Family
May 15 2014
Vicki E. Alger
The Daily Caller

The Obama Administration has stepped up deportations, and one recent attempt may strike Americans as chilling. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their seven children were on track to be deported not for illegal entry, gunrunning or drug trafficking. No, it was for homeschooling.

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Cupcakes to Chemicals: Culture of alarmism making us afraid of everything • KFKA AM Colorado
May 12 2014
Julie Gunlock

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Consumers are being hit with food price hikes. What is causing it? • Forbes on Fox
May 10 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer

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Is EPA becoming a "rouge agency" trying to block government oversight? • Forbes on Fox
May 10 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer

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Reason: Debating Food Policy Requires Agreeing on Some Norms
May 10 2014
Reason

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Heartland: Government Policy: Save the Planet from the Plague of Hungry Humans
May 10 2014
Heartland Institute

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Poultry Health Today: ‘Organic’ labels for poultry, other foods challenged in recent news reports
May 9 2014
Poultry Health Today

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ARTICLES:

Welshing on Wyoming’s Coal Industry
August 12 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Will a new edict from the EPA kill a business that’s made the state wealthy?

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American Grocery Bills Resemble Life in "The Hunger Games"
August 1 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall.com

While Washington indulges in high-toned debates over exactly when inflation officially sets in, POTUS and other elected officials need to know the realities the rest of us face as we push our grocery carts up and down the aisles of our neighborhood supermarkets.

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Greens' Attempt To Ban Bisphenol A Will Endanger Public Health
July 23 2014
Angela Logomasini
Forbes

BPA bans are not only unwarranted, but they are the real danger to public health.

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Are Students Really Embracing “Healthier” School Lunches?
July 22 2014
Vicki E. Alger

School administrators say so, but parents don’t buy that lunches are any better.

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Pimp My Shopping Cart—USDA Edition
July 22 2014
Vicki E. Alger

Nanny State Thinks Talking Shopping Carts Will Save Us from Ourselves

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IWF Statement To The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
July 16 2014
Julie Gunlock

The DGAC must return to its original mandate and focus on health and nutrition issues. Committee members must stop using the dietary guidelines process to advance a political ideology on issues like climate change, sustainable agriculture, animal rights, trade, immigration, and other non-dietary matters.

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Goodbye, Cupcake
July 15 2014
Patrice J. Lee

A Washington State school district bans cakes and cupcakes for student birthday parties in response to new federal standards.

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A New Twist in the School Lunch War
July 8 2014
Patrice J. Lee

A national nutrition group turns on the First Lady and joins with hungry kids to lobby Congress for school exemptions from nutrition rules.

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Colorado Anti-Fracking Ballot Measures Begin Signature Collection
July 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner

The ballot measures are the latest in a series of efforts that seek greater restrictons on fracking in Colorado at the state and local level. Late in June, residents of Loveland voted down a two-year moratorium on the process, but since 2012, five other cities have approved either moratoriums or outright bans.

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Loveland Votes Against Fracking Moratorium
June 25 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner

In a close vote, Loveland, Colorado, voters chose not to place a two-year moratorium on fracking. 

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Fracking and Property
June 23 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online

A disturbing trend for landowners who oppose the bans, Colorado’s environmentalists continue their efforts to limit fracking throughout the state.

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School Lunch Fight Update: White House Claims More Salad Bars Are Driving Participation
June 23 2014
Patrice J. Lee

The White House points to evidence that salad bars are attracting kids to eat school lunch, but it’s just smoke.

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Hunger in America: Kids of Ivy League Parents Starving without Michelle Obama’s Intervention
June 20 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall.com

This highly affluent woman couldn’t devise simple, nutritious menus for her own children without an intervention and is now trying to tell an entire nation what to feed the children.

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Brace Yourself: FDA Ignores Science And Goes After Salt Anyways
June 17 2014
Julie Gunlock

The food industry could soon be forced to pinch salt. The FDA to issue salt restrictions to reduce sodium levels in food despite no good sceiencfitic evidence that lower sodium levels offers health benefits. 

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Feds Nab Food Stamp Bandits
June 12 2014
Patrice J. Lee

Dozens of scammers will be prosecuted for funneling $18 million in food stamp benefits in one of the largest food stamp frauds ever.

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