Organic lunch? Berkeley Teens vote “no” with their feet
(September 30th, 2002)
As the US Department of Agriculture prepares to phase in a new set of rules on which foods may be labeled “organic,” at least one segment of the population seems to think all the fuss is more trouble than it’s worth.

This week...
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Dr. Phil on fast-food lawsuits: “A load of crap!”
(September 30th, 2002)
Still trying his case against fast food restaurants in the court of public opinion, trial attorney Samuel Hirsch and his clients argued on Thursday’s Dr. Phil Show that the restaurant industry is responsible for the weight problems of its customers and their children.

An appalled...
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Don’t tolerate cruelty on hog farms
(September 29th, 2002)
Matthew Scully missed - or conveniently ignored - the whole point of Amendment 10.If Amendment 10 were really about the comfort of pigs, animal advocates would still be plugging away at the Legislature. The truth - acknowledged by PETA campaign director Bruce Friedrich last December - is that...
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Cartoon Friday!
(September 27th, 2002)
It's cartoon Friday again! Click here to see the cartoon, and read the week-in-review below. Continue reading
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Feeding Consumer Confusion
(September 26th, 2002)
Oregon’s largest newspaper has plenty to say about the costs of a proposed law that would force the state’s food producers and grocers to label foods containing genetically improved ingredients. “If we had evidence that genetically engineered food was harmful,” The Oregonian’s editorial reads, “those costs might...
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1960s radicals lead the charge against… soda pop?
(September 26th, 2002)
When the board of the Los Angeles Unified School District voted to ban soft drinks last month, they had a silent partner: the Center for Food and Justice, a “project” of the “Urban and Environmental Policy Institute” at Occidental College. This academic activist hotbed is funded by...
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G-M-Oh, yeah…
(September 25th, 2002)
More good news for those of us who are convinced that genetically improved foods are an important part of our future. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) has released survey numbers from last month showing that a whopping 71 percent of Americans say they “would be likely to...
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Suing our way to fitness?
(September 25th, 2002)
Fox News ran a “top story” over the weekend about the efforts by a few unsavory trial lawyers to punish fast-food restaurants for giving Americans what they want. Their latest gambit is to use children as pawns.

On Monday night’s CNN Crossfire, Center for...
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The Mad Activist
(September 24th, 2002)
When unsubstantiated, activist-driven fears of mad cow disease began to surface in the United States, Doug McEwen was the darling of the lunatic fringe. (If you haven’t heard of him before, check out our 2001 report, Mad Cow: A New American Scare Campaign.) McEwen was a hunter who...
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Birds of a feather
(September 24th, 2002)
Supporters of the Southern Poverty Law Center may be surprised when they read the latest SPLC Intelligence Report. The widely-admired quarterly journal, known for monitoring domestic terrorism and reporting on the activities of “hate groups,” has decided to profile animal-rights and environmental terrorists alongside reliable standbys like...
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