PETA’s Latest Line Hard to Swallow
(September 29th, 2005)
The bottom-feeders at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have come up with a new way to turn children against their parents: a gruesome comic entitled "Your Daddy Kills Animals," telling kids that fathers who fish are murderers. PETA operatives began handing out the...
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No more school pop machines
(September 28th, 2005)

Larry Wright, The Detroit News

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Chips And Fries Everywhere, And Not A Bite To Eat
(September 27th, 2005)
Imagine sitting down to a meal at famed California restaurant Chez Panisse, known for its dedication to organic-only cuisine, only to find this: "Warning: Portions of this meal are known to the state of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects." Seem crazy? We think...
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Obesity Lawsuit Jamboree
(September 26th, 2005)
Another year, another Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) conference plotting obesity lawsuits. After last year's conference we wrote, "It wouldn't have been a conference on obesity lawsuits without John 'Sue the Bastards' Banzhaf." Well, we stand corrected. Banzhaf was a no-show this year. Marion...
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Consumer Group Asks Virginia State Veterinarian To Protect New Orleans Pets “Rescued” By PETA
(September 22nd, 2005)
Norfolk, VA – The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom sent a letter today to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services asking Dr. Richard Wilkes, State Veterinarian, to audit the condition of 32 dogs taken in by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in the wake...
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Story recklessly overstates mercury threat
(September 21st, 2005)
The recent warning about mercury levels in the fish we eat is just the latest irresponsible scare campaign, based on misunderstood or intentionally misstated science ("Advocacy groups warn of mercury in fish," news, Sept. 16). The Food and Drug Administration acknowledges that its "action level" for mercury -- the...
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Soda Bans Flattened By Science
(September 21st, 2005)
Last week, at a summit featuring such noted nutrition experts as SpongeBob SquarePants and Jared the Subway sandwich guy, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that forbids public schools from selling sodas. Commenting on the move, Dr. William Dietz, director of...
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Scientists Denounce Scaremongering Activists
(September 20th, 2005)
The Center for Consumer Freedom has long warned of radical environmentalists needlessly scaring the public about infinitesimally small amounts of substances in our food. But don't take our word for it. As London's Observer newspaper reported yesterday, "Britain's leading poison experts united last week to denounce...
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The Latest Fish Story On Mercury
(September 19th, 2005)
News outlets from Pennsylvania to Pakistan are reporting that fish bought in U.S. grocery stores contain "dangerous" levels of methyl mercury and should carry warning labels. The source for this alarming news? A report issued by professional scaremongers at Oceana and the Mercury...
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Latest Fish-Mercury Scare Campaign Is All Wet, Says Consumer Group
(September 15th, 2005)
Washington, DC -- A report from environmental groups about mercury levels in tuna and swordfish misled the public, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom said today. The report, issued by a coalition including Oceana and the Mercury Policy Project, claimed that store-bought fish contain levels of mercury that government...
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