Our Week In Review
(November 29th, 2002)
If you’ve been reading the Center for Consumer Freedom’s Daily Headlines this week…

You’ve seen how an illegitimate electoral victory in Florida could spell doom for modern livestock farms in other states, and how "organic" and "free range" poultry isn't just more expensive -- it's...
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Spitting out the fast food lawsuit
(November 27th, 2002)
“If you are an obese, diabetic child in New York who loves McDonald’s,” writes the Battle Creek Enquirer, “you may have hit the jackpot -- but we hope not.”

In a weekend editorial, the Michigan newspaper asks: “oes anyone seriously believe that McDonald’s has...
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Activists in need of some gene-splicing
(November 27th, 2002)
On Monday a band of luddites hailing from activist groups like the Organic Consumers Association and the Institute for Social Ecology (aka “Northeast RAGE”) declared war on U.S. grocery stores. Their goal? To “increase pressure on supermarkets to remove genetically engineered ingredients from...
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Animal Rights Roundup
(November 27th, 2002)
It’s that time of year again, when feel-good news stories about turkey adoptions and supposedly “compassionate” animal activists clog the nation’s airwaves. The propaganda will likely get deep enough to shovel in hip-waders, so here’s a snapshot of what the worldwide movement for “total animal liberation” has...
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And now, a bit of common sense
(November 26th, 2002)
The Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter weighs in this month on Acrylamide, that pesky substance, supposedly carcinogenic, that apparently forms when sweet or starchy foods are baked or fried at very high temperatures.

On the heels of news that humans may...
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Hypocrite Society of the United States
(November 26th, 2002)
Americans are hearing a variety of anti-turkey messages this Thanksgiving, mostly from in-your-face animal rights groups like PETA and Farm Sanctuary. These radical activists make no bones about their position -- no meat of any kind, and no room for compromise.

In this...
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Playing the blame game
(November 26th, 2002)
Today’s New York Times features an interview with Dr. Barry Schlenker, a University of Florida psychology professor. The Times describes Schlenker’s area of expertise as the study of “people’s attempts to evade or diminish their responsibility for the irresponsible, thoughtless, inadequate, stupid or hurtful things they...
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Free-range nuttiness
(November 25th, 2002)
Some activist feathers were decidedly ruffled last week by a new British study claming that “organic” and “free range” chickens are nearly twice as likely to carry potentially deadly Campylobacter bacteria, compared to chickens raised in modern farms.

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Pork: The Other Activist Target
(November 25th, 2002)
The Florida Chamber of Commerce announced recently that it would push for new rules making it tougher to amend the state constitution. Small wonder, considering that Florida’s voters were bamboozled this month into extending constitutional protection to pigs.

Taking advantage of Florida’s...
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Financing Domestic Terrorism
(November 24th, 2002)
Sport utility vehicle owners and dealers in Central Virginia have received a chilling message in recent weeks by what police believe to be the radical environmental organization Earth Liberation Front . An estimated $45,000 in vandalized damage to SUVs in four incidents in Henrico and Goochland Counties have occurred...
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