Our Week In Review
(January 31st, 2003)
If you’ve been reading the Center for Consumer Freedom’s Daily Headlines this week…

You know why an activist holding a milk jug and some incense might merit a 9-1-1 call, and why the Center for Consumer Freedom’s ad campaign is poised to...
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FAO Snorts
(January 30th, 2003)
To the long list of guarantees sought by animal rights activists on behalf of livestock (the right to not be eaten, of course, is foremost), we can now add the “right” to be entertained. Great Britain is set to enact a new European Union law tomorrow that...
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Alar-mists and a Kennedy take on SUVs
(January 30th, 2003)
It apparently wasn’t enough for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to accuse America’s pork farmers of being “a greater threat than Osama Bin Laden.” Now Kennedy is accusing sport-utility-vehicle drivers of being unpatriotic as well. And the slick PR firm hooking him up with the anti-SUV movement is...
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‘Eco-Mob chic’ coming to Fresno
(January 30th, 2003)
“The liberal academic world has lately embraced terrorist-chic,” writes Bill Croke in today’s American Prowler. He’s talking, of course, about Cal State Fresno’s willingness to lend its imprimatur to the sort of violent extremists who value rodents and pine trees above human life.

“The list...
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Union of Confused Scaremongers
(January 29th, 2003)
They’ve also been called the Union of Perturbed Scientists and the Union of Concerned Lawyers. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is surely “concerning” to anyone who believes public policy should be crafted with the benefit of unbiased research and reliable information -- rather than wild guesses and politically...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Could Acrylamide Prevent Cancer?
(January 29th, 2003)
Yesterday the British Journal of Cancer released a study, the first of its kind, that looked for a real-life (not just theoretical) connection between cancer rates and acrylamide-rich foods. The study, a cooperation between Harvard University and a Swedish research institute, found:
“…consistently a lack of...
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Fallout From ‘Radioactive’ Torts
(January 28th, 2003)
A U.S. District Court Judge tossed out a frivolous case against McDonald’s last week, but John Banzhaf, cheerleader-in-chief for fast food lawsuits, was hardly fazed. In fact, Banzhaf sees in the judge’s decision “a roadmap on possible addiction.”

Addiction? To...
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The Future of Food
(January 28th, 2003)
In 2001, writes Brian Thomas at spiked-online, worldwide plantings of genetically enhanced crops were up a whopping 19 percent. Thomas directs research at Horticulture Research International in Great Britain. “The environmental benefits,” he says, “are being realized in developed and developing countries alike, by both...
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You Are Too Smart -
(January 27th, 2003)
- not to know that the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is sponsoring an on-line contest, pitting advertising ideas against one another in a sort of free-market “Star Search.” The only requirement is that the ads address the concept of freedom.

The concept...
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Anti-meat ‘Nutrition Action’
(January 27th, 2003)
The misnamed Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has always had a subtle bias against meat and dairy. But Michael Jacobson, the group’s chief dietary scold, brought his agenda out in the open in this month’s issue of CSPI’s Nutrition Action Healthletter.“Healthy eating is a...
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