The Bombing of Biotech
(January 31st, 2002)
The Earth Liberation Front (ELF), called "a true domestic-terrorism group" by FBI Special Agent David Szady (now the U.S. National Counterintelligence Executive), "has taken credit for the setting of incendiary devices" at the University of Minnesota, a communiqué from ELF announced. The "action against biotechnology research…...
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Transatlantic Terrorists
(January 31st, 2002)
The violent animal rights group SHAC, which has ties to the Animal Liberation Front and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, engages in terrorism with the aim of dismantling Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a medical research firm working to find new treatments and cures for Parkinson's,...
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Malign Providence
(January 30th, 2002)
The latest grenade in the War on Obesity was lobbed by The Providence Journal in an editorial this week. The paper blamed "cheap and plentiful prepared food" for obesity, while praising "expensive, time-consuming to prepare" organic food as an answer. Falling for the trick of the...
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Back To The Future
(January 30th, 2002)
Organic marketers want to take agriculture in a revolutionary direction. Unfortunately, it's the Cuban Revolution. The Institute for Food and Development Policy (commonly known as "Food First") has just released a book on "sustainable agriculture" in the struggling Communist nation -- and assert that Cuba's agriculture system...
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Soda and snack foods in schools
(January 29th, 2002)
California Governor Gray Davis, with an eye on the 2004 presidential election, has been working on building a national profile. While potential rivals focus on terrorism and the economy, Davis has boldly seized the ground on our nation's most pressing concern: Soda and snack food in schools.On October 13...
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The End Of An Industry?
(January 29th, 2002)
"This threat is greater than that in Afghanistan. This is not only a threat to the environment, it is a threat to the American economy and democracy."

Osama bin Laden? al-Qaeda "dirty bombs"? No -- the American hog farming and pork industry, according to Robert F. Kennedy,...
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Soda Down The Drain
(January 28th, 2002)
More from the frontlines of the War on Obesity: Oakland is the latest city to fall, with students now prohibited from buying soft drinks and candy from vending machines at schools.

"By the end of next month, an Oakland school student with a few quarters to spare...
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Doctoring The Truth
(January 28th, 2002)
The extremist-linked anti-consumer group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is running ads claiming that milk is bad for you. Let's let a real doctor respond to PCRM's claims."I think that particular group has their own sort of agenda, of not wanting milk production around, and cows to be...
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Anti-Consumer “Food Fight” Intensifies
(January 24th, 2002)
The blitzkrieg against obesity rages on, in what seems to be a coordinated and intensifying attack on consumers. "Put down that pizza! Toss out that cookie dough! And banish those burgers," Fox News reports -- warning of "an increasingly less hypothetical lawsuit that could change the...
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Activists Gorge On Obesity
(January 23rd, 2002)
ABC News jumped on the obesity bandwagon providing a platform for anti-consumer activists who blame "the food industry" for obesity. Rather than encouraging individuals to take responsibility for their behavior, these groups say restaurants "should be held accountable" -- talking up tobacco-style lawsuits against the...
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