New fishing limits for Atlantic, Gulf Coast
(April 27th, 1999)
There's something fishy about SeaWeb's claim that swordfish are in dire straits ("New fishing limits for Atlantic, Gulf Coast,"Page A-21, April 27). According to SeaWeb director Vikki Spruill,"time is running out"for swordfish, implying that the species is on the brink of extinction. But according to the government agency responsible...
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CSPI’s Junk Science Factory
(April 1st, 1999)
Tired of the slow pace and rigorous standards of good science? Try CSPI Science. In almost no time, you can wow your friends in the media with "scientific" claims that seem to appear out of thin air. No longer will you be bothered with trivial things like statistical significance...
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Falling for the Swordfish Campaign: Hook Lie and Sinker
(April 1st, 1999)
Remember the ALAR-on-Apples Scare of 1989? If the group that ignited that hoax asked you to convince your customers to order less shrimp, flounder and red snapper, you'd probably tell them to go fish, right? Maybe not. Today, more than 270 restaurateurs are working with those "alar-mists" in a...
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Anti-Meat Messages Go Mainstream
(April 1st, 1999)
The mainstream media is starting to adopt the hogwash of the anti-meat alliance.The hit movie "Babe"
The anti-meat alliance couldn't have asked for a better spokespig than Babe, the talking pig who was saved from a "factory farm."Robin Cook's "Toxin"
This 1998 best-seller chronicles the story of...
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Have It Your Way
(April 1st, 1999)
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) hasn't come right out and said we can't barbecue hamburgers... yet. But they sure are making it hard for us to enjoy this summer pastime. According to these guys, you're risking your life every time you roll out the grill....
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Meat the Enemy
(April 1st, 1999)
Meat the enemy Environmental activism is no longer about "paper or plastic." It's about meat. Specifically, it's all about getting people to eat less of it. Environmental activists have joined forces with animal "rights" extremists and professional nannies to get Americans to cut meat consumption by a stated goal...
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Less Meat by the Book
(April 1st, 1999)
The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices
Michael Brower, PhD and Warren Leon, PhD. Three Rivers Press, 1999It's official. According to a new book from the Union of Concerned Scientists (which USA Today has labeled "among the greenest of US environmental groups"), the focus of today's environmental...
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