Who will un-do the damage?
(July 31st, 2001)
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The lunatics are running the (shopping) asylum
(July 31st, 2001)
A posh suburb of Austin, Texas used to have a suitably posh shopping center, complete with a gourmet food market, furrier, leather merchant, and top-notch restaurant. But one by one, they're closing or moving away. Why? It seems that the retail complex was inherited by Jeanne Daniels, an animal-rights...
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Too stupid for our own good
(July 30th, 2001)
The busy bodies at the Center for Science in the Public Interest got a big boost in their campaign to limit America's food choices yesterday. In their profile of CSPI, the Boston Globe perpetuated the nanny myth that consumers are too stupid to make their own choices....
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A funny thing happened on the way to the PETA protest…
(July 27th, 2001)
This month's "Animal Rights 2001" conference has turned into a treasure trove of information about the real intent of the animal-rights zealots who are trying to keep meat off of your plate. One conference attendee was Jim Beers, a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supervisor. In a widely...
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The truth about so-called ‘natural’ food
(July 27th, 2001)
Insight on the News is a magazine with a regular "Symposium" feature, in which experts from opposing views of the same issue are given space to answer a question posed by the editors. In one recent issue, the topic was food technology ("Should consumers be concerned about bio-engineered crops?")....
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Mad Cow scaremonger flexes his fear muscle
(July 27th, 2001)
It's been nearly three years since Sheldon Rampton (along with his partner John Stauber) published a scare-campaign manifesto entitled Mad Cow U.S.A.: Could the Nightmare Happen Here? Most thinking people have long since come to the conclusion that the book's titular question should be answered with a resounding "No."...
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Food pyramid under attack!
(July 26th, 2001)
Harvard public health professor Walter Willett is at it again. This nanny icon, who frequently works in concert with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), is promoting a new book that would dismantle the USDA's "Food Pyramid" and replace it with something else entirely. Among Willett's...
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Anti-Food-tech protesters are no friend of the poor
(July 25th, 2001)
The Chicago Tribune notes in a lead editorial that the gaggle of assorted protesters assembled in Genoa, Italy has some explaining to do. While they claim to be protesting on behalf of the poor and displaced, they are standing in the way of the open trade markets...
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Monarch butterfly myth laid to rest
(July 25th, 2001)
The Environmental Protection Agency has formally concluded that monarch butterflies are not in danger from corn that has been genetically improved to produce its own pesticide. In a report due out tomorrow, the EPA says that only 1 in 100,000 butterflies would be affected at all, and...
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Noted without comment
(July 25th, 2001)
The Washington Post caught former FDA commissioner David Kessler in a moment of hypocrisy yesterday. The former U.S. food-nanny-in-chief was spotted at Reagan National Airport, "chowing down at a Ranch 1 fast-food counter, ordering fries and a Coke and giving his quick assent when asked if he'd...
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