Anti-Poultry Eggs-tremism
(March 28th, 2002)
The anti-poultry fringe group United Poultry Concerns (UPC) is taking on the evil menace of Easter eggs, planning a protest outside the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll, an event the group calls "Shells from Hell."

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Biotech Boosts Small Farms
(March 28th, 2002)
Family farms benefit from genetic improvement technologies, Reuters reports. Iowa corn grower Bill Horan of the National Corn Growers Association says that biotech is "a potential lifeline for smaller farmers" since "new 'niche' crops designed for specific uses in medicine or industry" will soon emerge.

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Bill Maher, Disease Host
(March 28th, 2002)
Hosting anti-meat activist Howard Lyman on "Politically Incorrect" last week, Bill Maher -- an animal-rights activist himself -- offered these remarks: "I have mentioned before on this show, when the subject of mad cow disease came up, that I do have a strong position on that. I'm...
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Telling Tales Out Of School
(March 27th, 2002)
We've told you before how schools are usurping the role of parents in banning certain snacks and sodas and putting restrictions on children's diets that should be decided in the home. Now, the next wave: Schools are taking it on themselves to tell parents their kids are too...
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Husky Hoops Stars?
(March 27th, 2002)
What do NCAA hoops stars Lonny Baxter of Maryland, Oklahoma's Aaron McGhee, Kansas's Nick Collision and Indiana's Tom Coverdale all have in common? Pound for pound, the best players in college athletics are all Final Four fatties -- "overweight" by federal government standards.

In fact, 16 players on Final...
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PETA In The “Crossfire”
(March 26th, 2002)
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk appeared on CNN's "Crossfire" last week to promote the animal-rights movement's "Great American Meat-Out," which co-host Bill Press described as a day "when every true American eats strictly veggie, no beef, no chicken, no pork, no seafood and some would say, no...
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Living Large
(March 25th, 2002)
Russell Crowe, classified by the U.S. government as "obese," may not have won an Oscar last night, but many "obese" Americans are standing tall.

"Amanda Wylie holds a black belt in boxing, works out five days a week and runs a mile in a respectable 9.5 minutes," The San...
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“Epidemic” Equals “Expensive”
(March 25th, 2002)
Roland Sturm of the RAND Corporation spouts off on what The Washington Post calls a "spreading obesity epidemic." Says Sturm: "The narrow focus on diets is not going to work. This is doomed to fail." Instead, Sturm "points to the tobacco analogy… Higher taxes on cigarettes…...
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The free range chicken, with little shoes by Reebok
(March 22nd, 2002)

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The Rise of NGOs
(March 21st, 2002)
The International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources asks: "Who are the NGOs?" And how did these "non-governmental organizations" get so powerful?

"They are yesterday's special interest groups who today, have convinced the public and the press that they are the moral compass and ethical watchdogs against the...
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