Parents Not Responsible
(January 31st, 2001)
Television advertising from fast food restaurants takes much of the blame for children's poor diets in a new study in this month's medical journal Pediatrics. Instead of holding parents responsible for what their children eat, the researchers say, "hese kids see a lot of ads for fast foods and...
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Pretentious Nannies? You Bet
(January 31st, 2001)
The London Times joins us in making fun of the pretentiousness of many anti-choice nannies, this time taking aim at Stoneyfield Farm's advertising for its organic yogurt. Continue reading
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Bottoms Up
(January 31st, 2001)
The Chicago Tribune's Bob Condor rejoices the fact that coffee, in the words of Dr. Ronald Krauss of the American Heart Association, "is one of the few things that people enjoy that most experts have not taken away from a recommended healthy diet." What Condor and Krauss don't seem...
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Cheap Way To Advertise
(January 31st, 2001)
Natural health food industry representative Michelle Cook bashes every food choice except organic foods and vegetables in a self-serving column in today's Ottawa Citizen. Writing a guest column disparaging your competition is much cheaper than paying for a placed advertisement. ("Fast food, faster fatigue," The Ottawa Citizen, 1/30/01) read more here »

It’s A Mad, Mad World
(January 29th, 2001)
USA Today examines the prospect of mad cow disease showing up in the United States. The story features a good deal of unwarranted scary rhetoric from Consumers Union's Michael Hansen, a leading opponent of agribusiness. Continue reading
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Eliminating Hunger With Biotechnology
(January 26th, 2001)
George McGovern, the U.S. delegate to the United Nations agencies on food and agriculture, pleaded with President Bush earlier this week to support the U.N. plan for ending hunger. One of the centerpieces of the plan is the global distribution of genetically improved foods. As McGovern (a big Consumer...
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How Many People Really Die From Obesity
(January 26th, 2001)
Talking about his new book, "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal," Eric Schlosser recently tossed out the overused claim that "the cost of obesity is 300,000 people a year." (You'll need Realplayer to listen to this clip. Get it here.)

But is...
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A Voice Of Reason?
(January 25th, 2001)
We were stunned to find the Center for Science in the Public Interest's (CSPI) Michael Jacobson taking fellow nannies to task for opposing genetically improved foods in today's Wall Street Journal (of course, Jacobson lends his support to organic farming and labeling of genetically improved foods, two items high...
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Blame It On The Nannies
(January 25th, 2001)
The Denver Post asks: "Has this generation gone safety insane? Has our dogged quest for healthy foods, secure homes and happy streets finally gone beyond the bounds of normal caution and delivered us into a well-padded world of ultra-vigilant, bottled-water chugging neurotics who change their diets every time a...
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Nanny Dreaming
(January 24th, 2001)
Want to know what the nannies are really after? Check out this statement from the Organic Consumers' Association monthly newsletter:

"America and the world's 50-year experiment with chemical-intensive industrial agriculture and genetic engineering may soon be moving into its final, terminal stage. Mad Cow Disease and...
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