Don’t Invite The Police
(March 31st, 2000)
D.C. bound anarchist groups planning protests from April 8 thru 17, including those opposing conventionally grown and genetically engineered food, have issued a threatening letter to Washington law enforcement. "We can not accept the active participation of cops…while our main goal is shut down the IMF/World Bank meeting,...
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US Sandwiched By Anti-GE Actions
(March 31st, 2000)
Mexico's Senate voted unanimously yesterday to require mandatory labeling of foods, including American imports, that contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. And to the north, a national coalition of health food stores in Canada launched a coast-to-coast campaign to lobby for mandated GE labeling. Using a smear to market fear,...
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Nobody’s Laughing, Especially The Fish
(March 31st, 2000)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals threatened to sabotage a major Texas bass-fishing tournament by dumping sedatives into the lake. Officials at the Texas Park and Wildlife Department and the municipal water authority took the threats seriously and mobilized rangers to guard against any drug-dumping activists. Late...
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Rallying The Nannies
(March 30th, 2000)
In a recent e-mail, Friends of the Earth - UK calls on supporters to begin local referendum drives in support of local bans on genetically engineered food. The nanny group encourages members to buy only organic food free from "antibiotics, pesticide residues, genetic modification, hormones, and pathogens such...
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Well Done Research
(March 29th, 2000)
A new study from the University of California Irvine College of Medicine dispels any link between breast cancer and the consumption of well-done meats. "No matter how the food was prepared -- blackened, barbecued, grilled or pan-fried -- red meat didn't increase the risk and white meat actually seemed...
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Nanny Attack Ready For Washington
(March 28th, 2000)
While protestors pointlessly parade around dressed as mutant creatures and macabre vegetables in Boston this week, nannies are warning that protests in Washington, D.C. during the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in April might not be so entertaining. One nanny journalist writes, "With police loading their tear...
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Nanny PR 101
(March 28th, 2000)
Nanny nonsense abounds in this article from Penn State's Daily Collegian. The author wholeheartedly endorses Neal D. Barnard, president of the radical animal-rights group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and repeats Barnard's ridiculous claim that milk drinkers are "at higher risk for osteoporosis than those who drink little...
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Zaping The New Organic Standards
(March 28th, 2000)
The Executive Editor of Tufts University's Health and Nutrition Newsletter - writing in the Washington Post - takes the U.S. Department of Agriculture to task for erroneously implying irradiation is unsafe when it ruled that products processed with this life-saving technology cannot be labeled organic. He points to...
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Using Food As A Political Weapon
(March 27th, 2000)
Columnist Michele Lansberg profiles the Ralph Nader of India, Vandana Shiva. Shiva thinks the war against "food dictatorship" (a handful of "monster" corporations controlling the global food supply), will be the springboard for ending globalization. "It's gathering momentum. We saw its power in Seattle, we'll see busloads of...
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Myth Becoming Fact
(March 27th, 2000)
If something is repeated enough times, eventually it becomes accepted as fact, even if there is no scientific proof to back it up. In a story on the effect of marketing to children, reporter Peggy O'Crowley baselessly links obesity rates to the marketing and consumption of fast food....
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