Archive: Apr 2000

Fighting Animal Rights Terrorism

Frightened by "continuing and escalating violence and destruction" by animal rights zealots like the Animal Liberation Front and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the "Americans Against Domestic Terrorism of District of Columbia" have started a petition requesting the FBI "expose the organizations that fund, train, and promote these people in their domestic terrorism activities."
Posted April 28, 2000 at 12:00 am

Milking Fear For All Its Worth

Robert Cohen, the anti-milk guy, is busy spewing his ridiculous rhetoric about the "dangers" of milk and diary products. Speaking at Syracuse University, Cohen denounced the dairy industry's "Got Milk" campaign as misleading and morally irresponsible. "We've been brainwashed. I've found out everything they've been saying is untrue," said Cohen.
Posted April 28, 2000 at 12:00 am

National Nutrition Summit Agenda Targets Restaurants

After months of buildup from USDA Secretary Dan Glickman and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the agenda for the May 30-31 “National Nutrition Summit” has…
Posted April 27, 2000 at 12:00 am

Doing Their Best To Marginalize Themselves

Radical Animal Liberation Front (ALF) members in Flanders, Belgium destroyed two meat trucks and a slaughterhouse on Monday. The group has attacked fast-food restaurants, including McDonald's, as symbols of a global system that supposedly perpetrates a "permanent Holocaust against man's fellow mammals."
Posted April 27, 2000 at 12:00 am

Cocaine, Crack, Coffee?

Good Morning America's Charles Gibson introduced a segment yesterday with model Cindy Crawford by telling the audience how Cindy had spent some time with a group of women who want to "kick a habit that has been brewing in every city across the board." What is the evil habit these poor women are trying so hard to break? "Caffeine addiction."
Posted April 27, 2000 at 12:00 am

Anti-GE Food And Animal Rights Target Federal Buildings Today

Radical activists opposed to genetically engineered (GE) foods and the consumption of meat have declared today “A National Day of Action Against State Repression” and are planning to stage…
Posted April 26, 2000 at 12:00 am

Subsidizing Organic: New Tactic Bears Watching

For the second time in a week, a radical environmental group has come up with a scheme to use government funds to subsidize a tectonic shift in U.S. agriculture, from…
Posted April 26, 2000 at 12:00 am

Fierce Food Fight In San Francisco

A series of articles in the San Francisco Chronicle sets the stage for a major public policy debate over the goals of USDA’s upcoming National Nutrition Summit on May 30-31.
Posted April 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Misplaced ‘Brain Damage’

An eminently debunkable report from British food nannies claims that new "miracle" crops produced by the "Green Revolution" of the 60s and 70s could lead to future brain damage. Their flimsy "evidence" says there is a lack of minerals and vitamin A in the world's food supply. But their hypothesis ignores recent breakthroughs by biotech researchers who have produced "golden rice" with rich levels of vitamin A, intended to vastly improve the diet of many Third World nations.
Posted April 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Jeb Jumps In The MCS Web

Florida governor Jeb Bush is the latest to unnecessarily elevate multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) from a dubious concept to an ersatz "cause" by declaring May 7-13 MCS Week. Bush's action comes despite the American Medical Association's rejection of MCS as a genuine, symptomatic illness.
Posted April 24, 2000 at 12:00 am