Don’t Invite The Police
(March 31st, 2000)
D.C. bound anarchist groups planning protests from April 8 thru 17, including those opposing conventionally grown and genetically engineered food, have issued a threatening letter to Washington law enforcement. "We can not accept the active participation of cops…while our main goal is shut down the IMF/World Bank meeting,...
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Nobody’s Laughing, Especially The Fish
(March 31st, 2000)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals threatened to sabotage a major Texas bass-fishing tournament by dumping sedatives into the lake. Officials at the Texas Park and Wildlife Department and the municipal water authority took the threats seriously and mobilized rangers to guard against any drug-dumping activists. Late...
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US Sandwiched By Anti-GE Actions
(March 31st, 2000)
Mexico's Senate voted unanimously yesterday to require mandatory labeling of foods, including American imports, that contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. And to the north, a national coalition of health food stores in Canada launched a coast-to-coast campaign to lobby for mandated GE labeling. Using a smear to market fear,...
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Rallying The Nannies
(March 30th, 2000)
In a recent e-mail, Friends of the Earth - UK calls on supporters to begin local referendum drives in support of local bans on genetically engineered food. The nanny group encourages members to buy only organic food free from "antibiotics, pesticide residues, genetic modification, hormones, and pathogens such...
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Well Done Research
(March 29th, 2000)
A new study from the University of California Irvine College of Medicine dispels any link between breast cancer and the consumption of well-done meats. "No matter how the food was prepared -- blackened, barbecued, grilled or pan-fried -- red meat didn't increase the risk and white meat actually seemed...
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Nanny Attack Ready For Washington
(March 28th, 2000)
While protestors pointlessly parade around dressed as mutant creatures and macabre vegetables in Boston this week, nannies are warning that protests in Washington, D.C. during the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in April might not be so entertaining. One nanny journalist writes, "With police loading their tear...
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Nanny PR 101
(March 28th, 2000)
Nanny nonsense abounds in this article from Penn State's Daily Collegian. The author wholeheartedly endorses Neal D. Barnard, president of the radical animal-rights group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and repeats Barnard's ridiculous claim that milk drinkers are "at higher risk for osteoporosis than those who drink little...
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Zaping The New Organic Standards
(March 28th, 2000)
The Executive Editor of Tufts University's Health and Nutrition Newsletter - writing in the Washington Post - takes the U.S. Department of Agriculture to task for erroneously implying irradiation is unsafe when it ruled that products processed with this life-saving technology cannot be labeled organic. He points to...
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Join In The Food Fight!
(March 27th, 2000)
The San Francisco Chronicle has requested comments on its website to discuss changes in the USDA's food pyramid, a proposed federal tax on high-calorie food, and the using of the upcoming Nutrition Summit to fight an "epidemic" of obesity. By all means, speak out against these "ill-advised attempts to...
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Incrediable Misstatements Of Nutritional Reality
(March 27th, 2000)
The Hudson Institute's Dennis Avery blasts the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and its recent campaigns against milk. "It would be nice if the animal rights groups spent more of their time ensuring that our farm animals and pets are well treated, and less time endangering our...
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