This Week in Food Freedom: The World’s Best-Known Convicted Dogfighter—and HSUS Ally—Is Back, Canadians Say Food Is not Tobacco, and More
- In case you missed it, our HumaneWatch project released a full-page advertisement in USA Today criticizing the outrageous image rehabilitation that the Humane Society of the United States (not to be confused with your local humane society) offered Michael Vick. Why now? Vick is a dog owner again — only three years after he got out of prison on dogfighting-related charges. The Eagles quarterback is not amused. Too bad—this is a “humane outrage,” and we will continue to tell the truth about HSUS’s bizarre priorities.
- Some Canadian doctors want food treated like tobacco, but the nation’s largest national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, is having none of it. They lay out the case against the scatterbrained scheme: “The current mania for healthy foods high in antioxidants and friendly bacteria is the flip side of the wrong-headed notion that a potato chip or a slice of pizza is an edible form of death. Food is food, and the only proven road to good health is a combination of moderation and exercise.” Read the whole thing.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on organic foods, and the ruling is that there’s not much to gain for your pretty penny. The bottom line: “Current evidence does not support any meaningful nutritional benefits or deficits from eating organic compared with conventionally grown foods, and there are no well-powered human studies that directly demonstrate health benefits or disease protection as a result of consuming an organic diet.” After all, as British organic movement leader Peter Melchett said, organic is more about “go[ing] on feelings” than science.
- CCF in the News: Agriculture media is covering the USA Today ad by our HumaneWatch project and local media are taking note of a HumaneWatch ad hitting HSUS’s deceptive fundraising practices.
- CCF This Week: In our posts this week we defended diet soda against “latest study” hype, warned D.C. not to repeat New York City’s soda prohibition, and called out activists for regulating to make themselves feel good.
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