Mad Cow News Update: Day Seven

(December 30th, 2003)
As the news unfolds, we're staying on top of mad-cow hysteria and activist hype. Here's a sampling of what's on our radar screen today.A mad-cow-related editorial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal called "Candidates do no favors by promoting far-fetched fears" argues: "the greatest danger to America's...

The Mad Cow Scare: Day Six

(December 29th, 2003)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other authorities continue to assure us that our meat supply is safe -- and it appears that Americans believe them. Cheeseburger sales at fast-food restaurants seem unaffected. But if there's a chance for scaremongering about the American meat supply,...

Panic on beef feared

(December 25th, 2003)
Michael Hansen's outburst about mad cow disease isn't his first attempt at deliberate scare-mongering ("Panic on beef feared," Dec. 25).In 1998, Hansen claimed that "thousands of (mad cow) cases a year" would soon develop among the American people. But all the best science, evidence and expert predictions indicate this...
Re "States, nation issue beef-safety assurances," Dec. 25: John Stauber is not an agriculture expert. He is, by profession, an anti-business radical. Yet, somehow, his voice manages to sneak into serious media coverage of mad cow disease.Stauber's doom-and-gloom pronouncements are driven by his bitter bias against traditional food...
John Stauber is not an agriculture expert. He is, by profession, an anti-business radical. Yet somehow his voice manages to sneak into serious media coverage of mad-cow disease.Stauber's doom-and-gloom pronouncements are driven by his bitter bias against traditional food-production methods. He sits on the national board of an...

Scare Campaign

(December 23rd, 2003)
(Washington) Reckless activists -- including John Stauber, a national board member of the Organic Consumers Association -- are already using the USDA’s mad-cow disease announcement as a hook to create panic over America's food supply. Minutes after USDA Secretary Ann Veneman's Tuesday news conference, Stauber declared on CNN: "My...

Mad Cow Scaremongers

(December 20th, 2003)
Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman says that "beef is absolutely safe to eat." Harvard University experts note that the risk of Americans contracting mad cow disease is "as close to zero as you can get." Every reputable expert tells us that the American meat...

Light the Charcoal!

(July 4th, 2003)
July 4th is traditionally the summer's best time for a barbecue. On one of the biggest beef consumption days of the year, we are happy to say that the North American mad-cow scare of 2003 is most likely over.This despite the antics of anti-consumer lunatics like those...
If you're among the millions of Americans whose summer plans include a sandy beach and a wild work of fiction, we recommend taking along mad-cow disease selections from New Scientist magazine, The New York Times, or the Great Falls Tribune. Or perhaps your tastes run more toward...
True to form, the animal-rights nuts at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have wasted no time in taking advantage of Tuesday's Canadian mad-cow announcement. This morning's Calgary Herald reports:
An internationally known animal rights group will be distributing "emergency vegetarian starter kits" outside an Edmonton grocery...