SPECIAL REPORT: PETA and PCRM Tied to SHACkled Animal Rights Militants
(May 28th, 2004)
A stunning development in the domestic war on terror unfolded this week, as seven hard-core militants from the violent animal rights group SHAC (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty) were taken into federal custody on terrorism-related charges. In addition, SHAC itself (which, it turns out,...
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Atkins lawsuit pushed by meat hating animal rights radicals
(May 27th, 2004)
Washington, DC -- The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), the organization promoting today's lawsuit against the estate of the late Dr. Robert Atkins, has an undeniable animal-rights motive for attacking a wildly popular diet plan that features meat and dairy foods. And PCRM has clear connections to...
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Suing Dr. Atkins? Call Dr. Strange-Veggie
(May 27th, 2004)
There's been no shortage of controversy over the wildly popular Atkins diet, but this morning the debate turned nasty. Three months after buying a newspaper ad to search for disgruntled dieters willing to sue the late Dr. Atkins's estate, the immodestly misnamed Physicians Committee for...
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Animal Rights Terrorism Arrests Tied To ‘Mainstream’ Animal Charities
(May 26th, 2004)
Washington, DC -- Seven leaders of the violent animal rights group SHAC (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty) were taken into custody this morning. A five-count federal indictment accuses SHAC's leaders of terrorizing and stalking people because of their connections to disease research involving animals. The impact of these arrests...
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Genetic Scaremongers Defy ‘Reason and Conscience’
(May 26th, 2004)
In a sternly worded editorial this morning, USA Today argues that genetically modified foods represent "minimal risk," and therefore "denying the food to starving people defies reason and conscience." Biotech crops "could significantly improve the lives of billions," the paper adds. "Groundless fears shouldn't be allowed to...
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A Potpourri Of Food Activist News
(May 25th, 2004)
News Flash: Acrylamide Still Not Harmful -- A National Institutes of Health panel declared last week that acrylamide -- that mysterious chemical compound that reinvigorated the Center for Science in the Public Interest's campaign against French fries and potato chips -- is...
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Advertising Wars in the Washington Post: Anti-Fish Ad Blasted
(May 24th, 2004)
Washington, DC – Last week, Washington Post readers were exposed to old line bait and switch. The misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) ran an ad designed to scare consumers—hook, line and sinker—away from eating fish. Today the Center for Consumer Freedom exposes PCRM’s fishy claims with its...
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To Catch A (Seed) Thief
(May 24th, 2004)
On Friday, Canada's highest court closed the book on self-styled anti-biotech martyr Percy Schmeiser, ruling that he had, indeed, grown genetically modified canola without paying for it. Schmeiser had become an anti-corporate poster boy of late, raising a six-figure legal defense fund by insisting at activist gatherings that the...
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Exposing An Animal-Rights Fish Story
(May 24th, 2004)
Last week the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) tried to dupe Washington Post readers -- hook, line and sinker -- with an ad designed to scare them away from eating fish. Today, we're proudly unraveling this misleading fish story with our own...
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Stories You Might Have Missed
(May 21st, 2004)
While our daily headlines provide an in-depth look at the biggest stories related to anti-consumer food and beverage activism, there are dozens more that we simply can't get to. Here's a sampling of what’s been on our plate today. Once a thief, always a thief: Canadian Supreme Court...
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