Quote Of The Week
(June 29th, 2007)
Yesterday -- in response to an article praising the new children's food marketing standards adopted by several industry leaders -- The Wall Street Journal published a letter from the former director of Program Development for the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, Dr. Richard Keelor:
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Diabetes Hype Flatlines
(June 28th, 2007)
Type 2 Diabetes is the disease most often publicly associated with obesity. Food cops use the health care costs and death toll from this condition to inflate statistics for their alarmist "no food for you" campaigns. For years, anti-food-industry activists have claimed rising rates of obesity will fuel...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Judge Reminds PETA That Dognapping Is A Felony
(June 27th, 2007)
Yesterday, the latest People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) employee to run afoul of the law made her get-out-of-jail-free arguments before a Virginia judge. It didn’t go too well. At the end of a 90-minute “probable cause” hearing in the aptly named town of...
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PETA Employees face Dog-Napping Charges in Court
(June 26th, 2007)
Courtland, VA -- On Tuesday afternoon in a rural Virginia courthouse, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will endure the latest in a string of black eyes as two of its employees face felony charges of stealing a hunting dog belonging to a local animal control officer....
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Diametric on Double Chins
(June 26th, 2007)
Last night The Charlie Rose Show featured a panel on obesity and nutrition that read like a who's who of food cops, including anti-food-industry fanatics Marion Nestle and Dr. David Ludwig. While Nestle has devoted most of her career to singularly blaming the food industry...
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Food Cops Cheer Over Rising Food Costs
(June 25th, 2007)
Last week's issue of TIME magazine featured an endorsement of America's rising grocery prices. Yes, an endorsement. Claiming that obesity is the residual price of affordable food, TIME reporter John Cloud concludes that "it actually would be good if food cost a great deal more." But growing...
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Heavy on the Scare
(June 23rd, 2007)
The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine hasn’t proved anything with its "Burden of Evidence" report — except maybe why it’s a bad idea to trust activists with serious science, "Tests on 12 Mainers find industrial chemicals" (BDN, June 12).Setting aside the pointlessness of testing just 13 people...
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Something’s just not right…
(June 22nd, 2007)

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Blubber Boomerang, Courtesy Of The Food Police
(June 21st, 2007)
Based on unfounded theories or superstitions, physicians in the past often used remedies (like blood letting) which made patients worse instead of curing them. Today's medical community, of course, typically uses treatments that have undergone rigorous testing. But activist groups are not held to the same standard. And when...
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Eggsploiting Consumers?
(June 20th, 2007)
In the United Kingdom this week the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre banned the reappearance of several 1960s British TV food ads featuring the slogan "Go to Work on an Egg." The government-backed agency justified the censorship by claiming that the old egg commercials failed to comply with...
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