Fast Food In The Crosshairs
(February 28th, 2001)
Yesterday's Washington Post was an anti-soft-drink feeding frenzy (see our February 27 headlines). Today's Post follows up with an anti-fast-food feature about journalist Eric Schlosser, the nanny culture's current man of the hour.

Schlosser's first book, Fast Food Nation, is a compendium of anecdotes about the supposed horrors...
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What’s The Problem
(February 28th, 2001)
The Consumer Federation of America and the Center for Science in the Public Interest rail against irradiated meat in today's New York Times. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, World Health Organization, and Continue reading
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COKEHEADS?
(February 27th, 2001)
The Washington Post gives voice to anti-soda advocates today, with a front-page feature, a Metro column, and a Health magazine cover story. This last piece ran under the fear-inducing headline: "Research suggests kids who drink a lot of soft drinks risk becoming fat, weak-boned, cavity-prone and...
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The Politics of the Nanny Chefs
(February 26th, 2001)
Despite Chefs Collaborative’s frequent claims to being a small, grass-roots group concerned only with local restaurants and farmers, we’ve been telling you about its larger agenda. Well, celebrity chef and anti-biotech guru Alice Waters has let the cat out of the bag in the upcoming March 5 issue of...
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PeTA Takes Anti-Milk Message To School
(February 26th, 2001)
It’s bad enough that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is in the business of unnecessarily scaring adults away from milk now the group is taking its propaganda straight to grade-schoolers. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that PeTA activists armed with leaflets, stickers, and trading cards, are visiting elementary...
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Biotech Foods Vindicated
(February 26th, 2001)
Afraid that genetically-engineered crops will turn into real-life “killer tomatoes?” Don’t be. A decade-long British study recently published in the journal Nature found that GE plants don’t crowd out naturally occurring species, as many zealots have claimed. The Washington Times weighed in on this issue over the weekend, putting...
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Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself
(February 21st, 2001)
Despite no cases of mad cow disease in this country, activists continue to push fear of the disease spreading here, this time in the Los Angeles Times. See who they are and what they're up to in our special report, "Mad Cow: A New American Scare Campaign." Continue...
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Double, Double, Toil And Trouble
(February 20th, 2001)
A coven of nannies is gathering to stop what they see as "a terrifying new generation of technologies" like genetically improved foods that could save millions of lives and industrial agriculture that feeds the world. Continue reading
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Heads Up
(February 20th, 2001)
On National Public Radio this weekend, the Water Keeper Alliance's Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was asked about the activist campaign against the pork industry. Kennedy's response: "We are going to put an end to this industry." (RealPlayer is needed to listen to this file.)

Kennedy also...
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Misplaced Blame
(February 20th, 2001)
The St. Louis Post Dispatch references a new study in The Lancet by Dr. David Ludwig, purportedly linking soda drinking to childhood obesity. What the Post Dispatch doesn't say is that according to an editorial accompanying the study, "a large proportion of the children were obese"...
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