CSPI’s Half-Baked Warning
(June 27th, 2002)
Because of preliminary research findings in a Swedish study on acrylamide claiming the carcinogen occurs in foods ranging from bread to potato chips, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has called on consumers to radically alter their diets. But scientists "have consistently concluded...
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Coffee: Ban On Beans In Berkeley?
(June 27th, 2002)
"Selling certain types of coffee could soon be illegal in Berkeley," The Berkeley Daily Planet reports. The city is considering an initiative to ban the sale of all coffee that is not "fair trade, shade-grown or organic."

Enforcing the ban "would take money out of the city's...
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Greenpeace: Zero Tolerance For Biotech
(June 26th, 2002)
"In the fictional world of James Bond, the criminal group SPECTRE made a big business out of misusing technology to disrupt commerce, make money, and turn nations against one another," Gregory Conko, director of food safety policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, writes in The Washington Times. "In the...
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PETA: Proud To Support Terror
(June 26th, 2002)
"PETA doesn't let political correctness get in the way of a good ad campaign," The Virginian-Pilot reports, but now, consumer freedom advocates are using the animal rights fringe group's own words and actions in response. "There is even a push to revoke PETA's tax-exempt status...
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Biotech Expert: Fears Are Unfounded
(June 25th, 2002)
The Hoover Institute's Henry I. Miller writes in Canada's National Post: "Foes of agricultural biotechnology lambast it as unproven, untested, unnatural and uncontrollable, and worry that 'rogue genes' in the modified crop may contaminate wild (or domesticated) relatives. These fears are unfounded."

Miller continues: "Early biotechnology -- the...
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War On Fat: Here Come The Lawyers
(June 25th, 2002)
"Look out, stomach, here it comes!" The Daily Oklahoman warns in an editorial. With anti-consumer activists targeting snacks and restaurant foods, "lawyers are poised to compel another giant transfer of wealth from your pockets to theirs."

"Lawyers will enter the picture as soon as the government paves...
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Greenpeace: Yes To Violence
(June 24th, 2002)
Greenpeace is "the radical environmental group with a penchant for publicity," Amy Ridenour of the National Center for Public Policy Research writes in a Contra Costa Times commentary. In some of its latest exploits, Greenpeace joined "with a number of domestic eco-terrorist groups including… the Ruckus...
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World Food Summit: Yes To Biotech
(June 24th, 2002)
"The World Food Summit has formally endorsed biotechnology as a way to address hunger," Inter Press Service reports. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations declared to the summit that the "appropriate use of biotechnology offers considerable potential to improve food security."

This should come as...
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Friday Game!
(June 21st, 2002)
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Activist In A Cage
(June 20th, 2002)
Jose Bove is back in jail to complete his sentence for destroying a McDonald's restaurant in France in 1999. (He later said he was "shocked that we were being treated as criminals," as his squad of vandals "explained to police in advance that the purpose of...
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