Food For Fright
(October 31st, 2001)
There's a demon lurking in your kitchen, and it's not a werewolf or a vampire… it's non-organic meat! That's what vegetarian columnist Vance Lehmkuhl of the "alternative press" Philadelphia Daily News wants you to think. Quick, put a steak through its heart!

Calling meat "scary food"...
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The Grinch Who Stole Halloween
(October 31st, 2001)
Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) once joked that his group "is proud about finding something wrong with practically everything." But when it comes to Halloween, he wasn't kidding. Several All Hallows Eves ago, CSPI "investigated" just about every kind of candy that'll...
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Portioning Out Blame
(October 30th, 2001)
That old Borscht Belt joke -- "the food was awful, and such small portions!" -- doesn't mean much to Buffalo News writer Amy Pierce, who in a recent piece blasting restaurants on everything from noisy patrons to unattractive atmosphere, lambastes eateries for giving her too much food. read more here »

Irradiating Infidels
(October 30th, 2001)
Ralph Nader's group Public Citizen is on a mission from God -- to stop the electronic irradiation of food, a process that eliminates harmful bacteria. At least, that's what Mark Worth, head of Public Citizen's anti-irradiation technology drive, thinks. "As human beings, we...
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Aiken’s RIDiculous Comparison
(October 29th, 2001)
Soccer mom by day, terrorist by night. A new big-screen thriller? No, just Doris Aiken's definition of a 120-pound woman who drinks one glass of wine over an hour, and then gets behind the wheel. That's enough to reach a blood alcohol content of .04%.

"Drunken...
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How Low Can Utah Go?
(October 29th, 2001)
Utah's crusade against any drinking before driving continues in the pages of The Deseret News. An editorial notes that Chuck Hurley of the National Safety Council said in September that "we've already deterred virtually all of the social drinkers" from driving drunk, and are left with "the...
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VIP: MADD’s Very Inflated Paydays
(October 29th, 2001)
A New Mexico study finds that Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) "victim impact panels" just don't work. In fact, female DWI offenders who attended the so-called "VIP" sessions "were significantly at higher risk for having another DWI compared with women who had not gone to...
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A Victory For Consumer Choice
(October 25th, 2001)
"Chalk one up for science," The Florida Times-Union declares. "The dispute over genetically modified foods must be considered over."

With the Environmental Protection Agency expressing confidence that genetically improved foods are safe and healthy, and the European Union declaring that they are "even safer than...
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Armed And Dangerous?
(October 25th, 2001)
"There is a strong possibility that Animal Liberation Front (ALF) terrorists have come into possession of Anthrax as the result of having invaded laboratories that have been researching the disease," columnist Tom DeWeese writes. In 1999, a military officer in charge of a bioterror training exercise...
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Talking Trash In Texas
(October 24th, 2001)
The Percy Schmeiser World Tour continues. Canadian canola farmer Schmeiser, you may recall, was sued by Monsanto last year for using Monsanto's genetically improved crop seed without paying the licensing fee -- in short, for theft -- and was fined $20,000 by the Federal Court of Canada....
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