In the past we’ve covered the so-called “Campaign for Safe Cosmetics,” (CSC) an environmentalist scare spinoff of the Environmental Working Group (perhaps better billed the “Environmental Worry Group”). EWG is so prone to overblowing fears of chemicals that 79 percent … Continue reading
A heartwarming story from Portsmouth, Virginia is crossing the wires: A dog found near death by animal control and sent to the Portsmouth Humane Society has been adopted and is doing well in the care of her new owner, a … Continue reading
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society — a militant environmentalist “direct action” group made notable by a Discovery Channel television show and led by Paul Watson, a man too violent to stay in Greenpeace and who is wanted by two countries, has … Continue reading
It’s been a dreary December for the lawsuit-happy radicals at Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance. But hardworking family farmers will be carrying some extra holiday cheer. The Waterkeeper Alliance has a knack for filing questionable lawsuits, but one now-dismissed suit in Maryland might be its worst yet. The Waterkeeper Alliance alleged that … Continue reading
We mentioned in passing the corporate campaign by the animal rights activists in lab-coats at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) against Wayne State University last year, but since then the case has become more curious and scarier. PCRM accused a Wayne State … Continue reading
The radical Waterkeeper Alliance, no stranger to dubious lawsuits, might soon find itself neck-deep in chicken litter. The group, run by the “very reckless” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. — you might remember him for his dangerous claims against childhood vaccines — is slated to go to trial next week in its war … Continue reading
You want to eat only “local” food? Go for it. Just don’t tell us about how you’re saving Mother Earth. You’re not. USA Today tells us that you’ll be able to brag about how trendy you are, but that’s about it. Despite all the hype about … Continue reading
We’ve released a blistering new report over at HumaneWatch that you need to check out today. “Deceptive Fundraising Practices of the Humane Society of the United States” is an in-depth look into the ways that HSUS misleads the public and … Continue reading
In his latest New York Times
column, professional food alarmist Mark Bittman asks whether it’s time to boycott tuna, depending on the success or failure of a new Greenpeace campaign asking companies to reduce by-catch from their operations. Greenpeace
is a fringe group described by its own cofounder as “anti-science” and “basically anti-civilization
When the veganism-pushing documentary Forks Over Knives
came out on DVD two weeks ago, it became apparent that this movie would be 2011’s mass-hysteria answer to Food Inc.
And it’s every bit as conspiracy-minded about the food industry.
The movie’s official website boasts that the documentary