What People Eat & Drink Is Their Own Business
(August 31st, 2000)
Kudos to The Ottawa Citizen for opposing a fat tax on high-calorie foods. The paper says, "e oppose a special tax on food that health-care bureaucrats deem bad for us. This is government by extortion… Governments that try to legislate or regulate behavior are effectively telling people that...
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All Lunatics Are Local
(August 30th, 2000)
Greenpeace is renewing its campaign to get local and state ordinances passed that promote organic and disparage genetically improved foods. Minneapolis, Boulder, Boston, and Austin have already fallen under the spell of these anti-choice activists. Continue reading
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This Must Be A Misprint
(August 30th, 2000)
The kings of junk science at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) say the National Academy of Science is causing science to lose its credibility! CSPI's lack of standing to make such a claim almost goes without saying, but we say it anyway at our read more here »

What About Personal Responsibility?
(August 30th, 2000)
The Ottawa Citizen says Canadians are facing an obesity epidemic and places the blame squarely on "supersize pizzas and hamburgers, monster muffins, 64-oz., 800-calorie Double Gulp soft drinks and all-you-can-eat buffets." Tomorrow, the paper will continue to focus on obesity, featuring an article on what it thinks government...
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M Is For Murder
(August 29th, 2000)
We offer this as further proof that animal rights groups are out of hand: English activists set fire to six cars outside the homes of staff working at an animal testing company. A police spokesman said, "It is sheer luck that we're not beginning a murder investigation." With the...
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Organic Industry Hires Activists
(August 29th, 2000)
Organic marketer Real Food Company is hosting a rally "to demand accountability from biotechnology companies" by requiring labels for all genetically improved foods. The featured speaker is none other than Craig Winters of the Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods. In case there was any lingering doubt, Real Food...
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The Needs of the few Apparently Outlaw The Needs Of The Many
(August 28th, 2000)
Because of potential liability over some students having food allergies, Fallingbrook Community Elementary School in Ontario has banned all snacks except fruits and vegetables. Lamenting the loss of her choice to feed her child whatever she wanted to, one mother said, "The school is going to have serious liabilities...
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Taking Fish Off The Menu
(August 28th, 2000)
Chefs Collaborative is acknowledging its part in Fenton Communications' nonsensical campaign to ban swordfish. SeaWeb (a Fenton creation) says, "We picked swordfish for our campaign because we knew it appealed to a lot of consumers," and not, of course, because swordfish were ever really in danger. Expect more of...
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Genetically Altered Foods are the Key to Feeding an Increasingly Hungry World
(August 27th, 2000)
In the last days, according to the Book of Revelation, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will bring unprecedented misery to the peoples of the Earth. At least one of these riders seems to be saddling up right now. His name is Famine, and helping him into his stirrups...
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Sometimes The Truth Hurts
(August 25th, 2000)
The following three quotes put perspective on nannies' unfounded claims that organic agriculture is somehow better than conventional or genetically improved food production:

"Scientists can name Americans poisoned by organic lettuce. They may not have the data to know if the organic variety is riskier than conventional...
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