Glossing Over Schlosser
(February 28th, 2002)
Copley News Service ran a puff piece on Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser this week, letting the muckraking meat-basher rant about everything from meatpacking to immigration policy. Schlosser sounds more like a B-grade horror flick actor than a journalist when he exclaims: "There is this instinct that I...
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Today Starbucks, Tomorrow The World
(February 28th, 2002)
"If activists get Starbucks to 'surrender' and dump all food that includes bio-ingredients, the really big fish -- food suppliers like Kraft and the national grocery chains -- will roll over, too."

That's The San Francisco Chronicle on the mission of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA),...
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Take heed of surgeon general’s parting words
(February 27th, 2002)
In echoing the federal government on the "obesity epidemic," syndicated columnist George Will bites off more than he can chew ("Take heed of surgeon general's parting words," Other Views, Feb 27). Relying on a government standard, Will writes that anyone with a body-mass index above 30 is obese. Does...
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No Bones About It
(February 26th, 2002)
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), an animal-rights front group with ties to violent extremists, now advises parents that the best way to promote strong bones in their kids is to exclude milk and animal protein from their diets. It's just the latest anti-dairy...
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Eco-Terror: A Real Danger
(February 26th, 2002)
The top story on ABC News's website today highlights the Center for Consumer Freedom's efforts to reveal the clear and present danger of animal-rights and environmental domestic terrorism, noting that at the recent U.S. House hearing on eco-terror, CCF called on the government to "wage...
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Bass Bashers
(February 25th, 2002)
As we reported last week, anti-food activists have launched a campaign to "convince" grocery stores to stop selling Chilean sea bass, a popular seafood selection picked by Bon Appetit as "Dish of the Year" in 2001. Now, Greenpeace has jumped on the bandwagon.

Sea bass has been...
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Prevailing Tides?
(February 25th, 2002)
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the "Tides Center does routine business for nonprofits" like taking care of distracting day-to-day operations. But Tides, which has just opened a Pittsburgh branch, its third center in the U.S., does more than that: "The center provides, on a fee-for-service basis, fiscal sponsorship...
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News From The Front
(February 25th, 2002)
The War on Fat rages on. The latest dispatches from the front lines:

World War: The once "exclusively 'Western' disease" of obesity has become a "global epidemic of fat," invading the developing world, some claim. "The fast food culture is causing a worldwide epidemic of obesity,"...
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PETA Makes The Paper
(February 22nd, 2002)
"Remember the 'Got Prostate Cancer' billboard of Rudy Giuliani," part of PETA's campaign against dairy products, The Wall Street Journal asks this morning. "Well, today the PETA folks find themselves on the other side of an advertising campaign. It comes from the Center for Consumer Freedom… The center has...
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Pork Patrol Invades Florida
(February 21st, 2002)
Anti-meat activists are planning to invade Florida. They are using the Internet to rally forces, and raise funds to transport them, to Florida to join "corps of volunteers working night and day to get the 600,000 signatures required to put initiative on the ballot at...
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