Fighting Animal Rights Terrorism
(April 28th, 2000)
Frightened by "continuing and escalating violence and destruction" by animal rights zealots like the Animal Liberation Front and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the "Americans Against Domestic Terrorism of District of Columbia" have started a petition requesting the FBI "expose the organizations that fund, train, and...
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Milking Fear For All Its Worth
(April 28th, 2000)
Robert Cohen, the anti-milk guy, is busy spewing his ridiculous rhetoric about the "dangers" of milk and diary products. Speaking at Syracuse University, Cohen denounced the dairy industry's "Got Milk" campaign as misleading and morally irresponsible. "We've been brainwashed. I've found out everything they've been saying is untrue," said...
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National Nutrition Summit Agenda Targets Restaurants
(April 27th, 2000)
After months of buildup from USDA Secretary Dan Glickman and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the agenda for the May 30-31 "National Nutrition Summit" has finally been made public…and it spells bad news for restaurants and their patrons. One discussion group will focus on...
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Doing Their Best To Marginalize Themselves
(April 27th, 2000)
Radical Animal Liberation Front (ALF) members in Flanders, Belgium destroyed two meat trucks and a slaughterhouse on Monday. The group has attacked fast-food restaurants, including McDonald's, as symbols of a global system that supposedly perpetrates a "permanent Holocaust against man's fellow mammals." Continue reading
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Cocaine, Crack, Coffee?
(April 27th, 2000)
Good Morning America's Charles Gibson introduced a segment yesterday with model Cindy Crawford by telling the audience how Cindy had spent some time with a group of women who want to "kick a habit that has been brewing in every city across the board." What is the evil...
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Anti-GE Food And Animal Rights Target Federal Buildings Today
(April 26th, 2000)
Radical activists opposed to genetically engineered (GE) foods and the consumption of meat have declared today "A National Day of Action Against State Repression" and are planning to stage "militant demonstrations" at U.S. federal buildings in Portland (OR), Sacramento, San Diego, Minneapolis, Denver, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Charlotte (NC), Washington,...
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Subsidizing Organic: New Tactic Bears Watching
(April 26th, 2000)
For the second time in a week, a radical environmental group has come up with a scheme to use government funds to subsidize a tectonic shift in U.S. agriculture, from conventional to organic growing methods. The Environmental Working Group (famous for needlessly scaring the public over pesticide use) has...
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Fierce Food Fight In San Francisco
(April 25th, 2000)
A series of articles in the San Francisco Chronicle sets the stage for a major public policy debate over the goals of USDA's upcoming National Nutrition Summit on May 30-31. Calling for a severe hike in new food taxes, retired columnist (and full-time nanny) Dorothy Dimitre writes: "he corporations...
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Misplaced ‘Brain Damage’
(April 25th, 2000)
An eminently debunkable report from British food nannies claims that new "miracle" crops produced by the "Green Revolution" of the 60s and 70s could lead to future brain damage. Their flimsy "evidence" says there is a lack of minerals and vitamin A in the world's food supply. But their...
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Jeb Jumps In The MCS Web
(April 24th, 2000)
Florida governor Jeb Bush is the latest to unnecessarily elevate multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) from a dubious concept to an ersatz "cause" by declaring May 7-13 MCS Week. Bush's action comes despite the American Medical Association's rejection of MCS as a genuine, symptomatic illness. Continue reading...
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