Restaurant Industry Blamed For Obesity Problems
(January 31st, 2000)
Nanny nutritionist Carrie Latt told NBC's Later Today that the restaurant industry was largely to blame for the so-called obesity epidemic. "They could feed Third World countries with the portions we get in restaurants. I mean it's seriously out of control. What's interesting is, calories are on the rise,...
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Are GE Food Labels Next?
(January 28th, 2000)
Buoyed by the scientifically baseless arguments of anti-genetically engineered food activists, countries seeking to label GE food produced for export won the first round of the 130-nation food policy trade talks in Montreal. Worldwide labeling could begin in as little as two years. {Washington Post} {New York...
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GE Crops And Labs Under Fire
(January 28th, 2000)
There's been a dramatic increase in GE food crop and research facility vandalism, with crimes by anti-GE (and virulently anti-choice) activists now reported in seven states. Continue reading
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Battle Plan For Government War On Fat
(January 28th, 2000)
Reporter Joyce Howard Price details the U.S. government's expanding and intrusive "war on fat." Comments from nannies at the Centers for Disease Control put much of the blame for childhood obesity on fast food chains offering "megaportions" and food eaten outside the home. "Right now this anti-obesity campaign is...
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New Attack On Agri-Business
(January 27th, 2000)
In their ongoing campaign against modern technologies and agricultural methods, the nannies from the Turning Point Project took out a full-page ad in today's New York Times attacking food irradiation, pesticides, large-scale animal-raising and, of course, GE foods. Continue reading
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The Fat Tax Is Back!
(January 27th, 2000)
For the first time, nannies have linked a "body count" to new fat taxes. A British study released today claims a whopping 17.5% tax on high-fat food will save 1,000 lives a year. It was met with cheers in Canada, with one academic calling it "a neat way...
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Restaurant Portions Blamed For Obesity
(January 26th, 2000)
The drumbeat against restaurant portions goes on and on. Once again, restaurants are being blamed for the so-called "obesity epidemic." "Restaurant portions have done so much to contribute to obesity," according to a Cincinnati dietician. Another argues that larger restaurant food portions have distorted people's judgment about what...
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A Nanny’s Super Bowl Party
(January 26th, 2000)
The Center For Consumer Freedom works to "preserve the right to offer guests a full menu of dining and entertainment choices," but your guests might not be thrilled if you follow these Super Bowl party guidelines from Continue reading
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Franken Follies
(January 24th, 2000)
Activists are continuing to press on the international front to force the United States into labeling (or discontinuing the use of) genetically modified food despite repeated evidence of the food's safety and benefits. As delegates negotiate an international Biosafety Protocol in Montreal, demonstrations are being led by "FrankenTony,"...
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Take It Back, Nanny
(January 24th, 2000)
University of Utah President Bernie Machen is backing away from his pledge to ban adult beverages from the school's popular pre-football game tailgate parties. University officials now say The Salt Lake Tribune, which reported the story, used quotations out of context, despite the writer's assertion that "everything I quoted...
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