Moving The Goalposts
(November 30th, 2000)
By capitulating to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) animal treatment demands, McDonald's has opened the door for PETA to try to exact changes in the way other restaurants' suppliers treat their animals. PETA has targeted 13 companies, including Applebee's, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC, Chick-fil-A,...
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Building On Fear
(November 30th, 2000)
European nanny groups are attempting to build on fears of mad cow disease by implying that replacing the use of carcasses in animal feed (which many blame for the disease) with genetically improved soymeal is somehow just as dangerous to the public. Continue reading
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Spilling The Milk
(November 29th, 2000)
The Boston Globe covers the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) anti-dairy campaign. As we mentioned yesterday, we don't like giving PETA and its inane foolishness any more press than we have to, but in this case, we must point out a flaw in the Globe's coverage. The...
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Holiday Eating Guide
(November 29th, 2000)
USA Today's Craig Wilson says you ought to tell the food police with their "don't eat this, don't eat that" message to take a hike this holiday season. "Is your favorite childhood memory of Christmas a carrot stick? I didn't think so. Isn't mine, either. A carrot was something...
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Unbiased Journalism?
(November 29th, 2000)
The next time you see an article by Olivia Wu in the Chicago Tribune, it's very likely it will feature a member of Chefs Collaborative spewing the group's anti-choice rhetoric. Why? Because Wu is also the editor of the Chefs Collaborative newsletter. Continue reading
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Superbugs Take Over?
(November 28th, 2000)
One of the most cited arguments against genetically improved crops designed to ward off pests is that the bugs will quickly develop resistance to the toxin genetically engineered into the crop. Much to anti-choice nannies' dismay, a new study by researchers at the University of Arizona and the...
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Over The line again
(November 28th, 2000)
We generally don't bother to reprint the outrageous anti-choice views of the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), but we couldn't let these two stories pass. First, the New York Daily News reports on PETA taking its scientifically baseless and absolutely disgusting anti-milk campaign to schools in...
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Mistaken Labels
(November 28th, 2000)
Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman says "the trend is unstoppable toward more and more labeling" for genetically improved foods. Glickman says the only reason he isn't calling for mandatory labeling is "because we don't have any of the testing and threshold mechanisms, or would really know how to do...
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Cleaning Up The Corn Problem
(November 28th, 2000)
The Environmental Protection Agency is holding an all-day meeting today to discus Aventis' request to approve StrarLink corn for human consumption. Of course, anti-choice activists, led by Greenpeace, will be there to protest. Continue reading
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Cooking Up Fear
(November 27th, 2000)
"Within memory, the biggest step backward that Phoenix dining has seen is the recent arrival of Morton's: The Steakhouse. What an insult to anybody who has an ounce of intelligence…o many people don't realize when they eat those racks of flesh what their impact is on the environment. …It's...
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