Archive: May 2000

PETA Slam-Dunks Dietary Choices

A member of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) assaulted USDA Secretary Dan Glickman with a tofu cream pie as he began to address the National Nutrition Summit yesterday. PETA was there to protest the inclusion of meat in the dietary guidelines.
Posted May 31, 2000 at 12:00 am

All Milked Out

Apparently having realized that no one was buying his outrageous anti-choice argument, Robert Cohen, the infamous "Not Milk Man," has ended his hunger strike protesting the sale of genetically engineered milk.
Posted May 31, 2000 at 12:00 am

Attacking Food Using The Tobacco Model

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) placed an ad in newspapers today claiming high-fat, high-calorie foods “kill as many Americans as tobacco.” As we have warned, CSPI…
Posted May 30, 2000 at 12:00 am

Unbiased Guidelines?

The radical animal rights group, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), continues to decry the government's new dietary guidelines because of supposed catering "to the meat and dairy lobbies." What PCRM doesn't tell you about its new "alternative" dietary guidelines is that they were created not by a group of "unbiased" dieticians, but by the anti-choice group's board members.
Posted May 30, 2000 at 12:00 am

Not Too Sweet On CSP!

The Sugar Association blasts the anti-choice nannies from the CSPI: "An organization calling itself the 'Center for Science in the Public Interest' cannot repeatedly misuse science and issue misleading statements in its attempts to influence public policy without being held accountable. It's time for CSPI to begin to live by the same standards of accuracy and responsibility that they so vehemently demand of others."
Posted May 26, 2000 at 12:00 am

Blindly Attcking Progress

Anti-biotechnology terrorists again have destroyed what they think were genetically engineered crops at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service Western Regional Research Center at the University of California. The radical Luddites say, "If a facility conducts GE crop research, yet won't disclose the locations to the public, then we must put the precautionary principle in practice and view all its crops as legitimate targets."
Posted May 26, 2000 at 12:00 am

Advancing The Nannies

Summit Agenda Food columnist Nancy Anderson sees the National Nutrition Summit as a great opportunity for nannies to get a stranglehold on restaurants and food producers. *The bad guys are restaurants and pre-packaged food producers who are offering ever larger servings of food. * Since eating out has increased steadily in the last decade, it seems reasonable to point the finger at the food industry for the fat epidemic.* And this is a from a food columnist, folks! (*Biggie sized? Oh, yeah!* Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Posted May 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Summing Up The Summit

Ramping up to the National Nutrition Summit next week, USA Today surveys the nation's leading food nannies, who not coincidentally are also panel moderators.
Posted May 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Every Dog Has Its Day In Court?

The Los Angeles Times reports on disturbing developments in "animal law." The Times says the success of animal rights lawyers "is beginning to worry those who fear that it could eventually result in higher legal status for all animals, including those used for research and food production." As we've warned before, the estate of your favorite cut of beef may someday see you in court, if your former "pet" dog doesn't sue you first.
Posted May 24, 2000 at 12:00 am

Spinning Sales Volume To Blame Restaurants

A new study on obesity -- published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition -- claims that restaurant sales growth and the marketing of large-portion meals may be to blame for "America's overweight epidemic." The study's release is intended to give "perspective" to next week's National Nutrition Summit which will be a veritable convention of anti-choice nannies.
Posted May 23, 2000 at 12:00 am