Activists, Label Thyselves
(November 29th, 2001)
Members of the extreme anti-genetic improvement group Northeast RAGE swarmed stores last month and vandalized products by affixing "poison" and "biohazard" stickers to cereal, potato chips, soup and other products which contained genetically improved ingredients -- taking on foods produced using new technologies that the European...
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Wing Nuts
(November 29th, 2001)
As if Americans don't have enough to worry about right now, the approximately 15,000,000 viewers of NBC's "The West Wing" last night were treated to a scare plotline in which so-called "mad cow" disease is discovered in the United States.

Whether intended or not, the show is...
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Soda, Seaweed, and CSPI Silliness
(November 28th, 2001)
The Dallas Morning News's Charles Ealy is "shocked and appalled" that Coca-Cola "is using 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' to sell drinks to children… After all, who would have ever thought that Hollywood and corporate America would use movies to sell soft drinks and hamburgers and...
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What Would PETA Do?
(November 28th, 2001)
Get thee behind me, bacon! PETA has released a new pamphlet titled "Christianity and Vegetarianism" that argues giving up meat is a holy act. Says one PETA member, "to be the best Christian, you need to be a vegetarian." Another says just because eating meat is "not...
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Did Somebody Say Destruction?
(November 26th, 2001)
Militant anti-genetic improvement activist Jose Bove, who led a mob in destroying a McDonald's restaurant under construction in France in 1999, "defends" his actions in a new book. Bove writes he was "shocked that we were being treated as criminals," as his squad of vandals "explained...
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MADD Targets Civil Liberties
(November 26th, 2001)
MADD's early Christmas gift to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 10 "alcohol sniffing flashlights," are not being used. That's because police are concerned about the reliability of the devices, which purport to be able to detect alcohol on a driver's breath. In addition, police aren't sure the results would...
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Give Thanks For The Freedom Of Choice
(November 21st, 2001)
When you sit down on Thanksgiving Day and dig in to that plate piled high with your traditional holiday favorite dishes, remember that not everyone wants you to enjoy your meal. "Somewhere in America, a family will eat a Thanksgiving dinner the food police would be proud of"...
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Speaking For Themselves
(November 20th, 2001)
In his latest column, Robert Locke takes on eco-terrorists, including many of the activist groups working tirelessly to eliminate meat and genetically improved foods -- and shows that the most damning indictments of their extremism is found in their own words:

Stewart Brand, Whole Earth...
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‘Tis The Season For Terror?
(November 20th, 2001)
The holiday season that begins this week is a time to end "senseless violence, bloodshed, and exploitation." As we celebrate with family and friends, we can send "a message of peace."It seems even terrorist sympathizers are getting in on the holiday act. For these are the words of...
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Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense
(November 19th, 2001)
The Neo-Prohibitionist campaign against alcohol has advanced so far that bizarre occurrences are becoming more and more commonplace. In Gwinnett County, Georgia, "zero tolerance" for alcohol now means getting suspended from school for drinking grape juice.

When a 13-year-old student sipped her juice and jokingly pretended it...
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