Something Incestuous Here
(July 31st, 2000)
Organic marketer Whole Foods Market Inc. sponsors the "Keep Nature Natural Campaign," which uses junk science and scare tactics to demonize genetically improved food. The "Keep Nature Natural Campaign" is also supported by Chefs Collaborative and its president, celebrity chef Rick Bayless. Bayless teaches at the Culinary Institute of...
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The Bottom Line Is Profit
(July 28th, 2000)
Whole Foods Market, a supporter of the Keep Nature Natural campaign (which seeks to scare the public into rejecting genetically improved food), has begun to stock Cheerios and Jif peanut butter, products which contain genetically improved ingredients. A spokesman for the chain says it is attempting to meet...
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Court Puts The Smackdown On Nanny Nonsense
(July 27th, 2000)
Greenpeace's lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanding that the agency remove genetically improved crops has been dismissed by a federal court. The court found no scientific support for Greenpeace's argument (after a thorough rebuttal by the EPA) that "genetically engineered crops are a threat to farmers,...
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We’ve Got A Bridge To Sell You
(July 26th, 2000)
Organic marketers are taking advantage of anti-choice activists' scare tactics to make all sorts of claims about the "benefits of eating organic." One of the most deceptive involves the selling of the "organic sugar substitute" Sucanat. Sucanat, at over $3.50 a pound, is sugar with some molasses added,...
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Searching For The Holy Sugar Grail
(July 25th, 2000)
Activists continue to try to link sugar and soft drink consumption to health problems and they continue to fail. Scientist Barry Popkin, while admitting his new study finds no proof of sugared drinks causing any health problems, says parents should "restrict their kids' soft drink and fruit drink consumption"...
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Protests Aren’t Funny Anymore
(July 25th, 2000)
Police say animal rights protestors in Minneapolis left cyanide at a McDonald's restaurant yesterday. It seems that killing people is no longer a problem for these terrorists in pursuit of their anti-choice agenda. Continue reading
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Who Wants To Save Lives Anyway?
(July 25th, 2000)
Ralph Nader's anti-everything followers at Public Citizen have joined forces with the bird-brained anti-choice folks at United Poultry Concerns to protest the irradiation of eggs, a technology the U.S. Department of Agriculture, World Health Organization, and American Dietetic Association say is not only safe, but is a potential...
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Canadians Support Genetically Improved Foods
(July 24th, 2000)
A majority of Canadians (61 percent) tell government pollsters they welcome genetic improvements in food, saying the potential benefits are so great as to outweigh any theoretical downside. Continue reading
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Roasting Your Favorite Barbeque
(July 24th, 2000)
Fans of char-grilled steaks and hot dogs are under fire, as a writer for CBS HealthWatch ignites fear in the world's oldest form of cooking over a direct flame. In a thinly veiled pitch to switch to vegetarian, the author suggests limiting your grilled choices to fruits, vegetables and...
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Let Them Drink Milk And Water Only
(July 24th, 2000)
The Washington Times continues to perpetuate the myth that choosing to drink soda causes calcium deficiencies in children. In the article, the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Development says having too many choices is the problem. Continue reading
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