Those deer aren’t as scary as they look
(October 31st, 2002)
In places including Wisconsin, Colorado, Canada, and Louisiana, activists like the Center for Media and Democracy’s John Stauber have been scaring the public (especially hunters) with “mad deer disease” tall tales worthy of any ghost-story session. But it looks like the media, a variety of...
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Make your own costume out of a ski mask and a gas can…
(October 31st, 2002)
In Oregon, U.S. Attorney Michael Mosman recently announced that two members of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) have been charged with arson for torching three cement trucks in April 2001. The two were already under federal indictments for setting fire to logging trucks last June.
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Greenpeace’s ‘fear factor’
(October 31st, 2002)
We told you yesterday that Greenpeace Canada has been celebrating Halloween by frightening the public about baby food that’s supposedly “contaminated” with genetically improved ingredients. Now it looks like the Canadian press has decided to respond to the green group’s press release and set the public...
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Modern food, ancient scare tactics
(October 30th, 2002)
It’s easy to sound like a broken record when it comes to genetically improved food crops. More and more thinking people are starting to realize that biotech blackballing is based on fear, not science.

The latest research clearly indicates that farmers who grow genetically enhanced...
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Working title: “Hogs, Heroin, and Hubris”
(October 29th, 2002)
The New York Daily News reported on Friday that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is writing a book for Random House. The new volume will ostensibly “explore the health and environmental effects” of industrial farming.

Anyone speculating on where Kennedy will come down on this issue needn’t...
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Oregonians not fooled by green food scare
(October 29th, 2002)
Next Tuesday, Oregon voters will be asked to decide whether or not to force food companies to label foods that were prepared using genetically improved methods, “even if the final product shows no trace of biotech ingredients. The campaign for this edict, organized by organic food marketers...
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To do list: liberate animals, harass innocent victims, clean jail cell…
(October 29th, 2002)
On Friday a grand jury in Suffolk County, Massachusetts indicted twelve animal rights activists on charges of attempted extortion and harassment. Those arrested were all members of SHAC (“Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty”), a violent special-interest subset of the FBI-certified domestic-terrorist Animal Liberation Front.

The Boston Herald reports...
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Big Animal-Rights On Campus
(October 28th, 2002)
The anti-meat movement is growing in directions that just about no one expected. Multi-million-dollar animal rights groups have always used impressionable 20-something banner wavers as a standing army, but now activist leaders are going after academia itself.

The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Public Health raised...
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Labels, shmabels… is it safe?
(October 28th, 2002)
We saw this coming a mile away. On the heels of last week’s launch of the US Department of Agriculture’s new organic food labels, that same agency is now warning consumers that organic fruits and veggies might not be all that desirable after all.

The...
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Florida news media hog-ties activists
(October 28th, 2002)
In addition to last week’s wholesale condemnation at the hands of newspapers in Tampa, Daytona, and Vero Beach, animal activists trying to win constitutional protection for pigs now have a whole new list of setbacks. The Pensacola News Journal has come...
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