Vote Them All Off The Island
(June 30th, 2000)
The bird-brained anti-choice chicken rights activists at United Poultry Concerns say the "Survivor" television show participants should not eat the chickens they win in an upcoming episode, but instead feed them. Not too long ago, these "Survivor" people were eating rats. Of course, the radical animal rights activists...
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Move Causes People To eat Less Clay
(June 29th, 2000)
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine President Neal Barnard says his anti-choice group hopes the new movie "Chicken Run" will lead people to stop eating chicken. "If people run from the theater screaming for a veggie burger, I'd be thrilled," says Barnard. Continue reading
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He Ain’t No Joan Of Arc
(June 29th, 2000)
A Seattle-like coalition of trade unionists, religious leaders, environmentalists, farmers, animal rights activists, and anarchists is gathering in Millau, France to protest at the trial of professional rabble-rouser and anti-choice "hero" Jose Bove. Bove is on trial for leading an attack that led to the destruction of a...
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Out Of Proportion
(June 29th, 2000)
July's Consumer Reports Travel Letter joins the chorus of nannies making the unfounded link between restaurant portion sizes and rising obesity rates. ("Portion distortion," Consumer Reports Travel Letter, July 2000.) Continue reading
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Twinkie Tax Two-Step
(June 28th, 2000)
Newsweek repeats the absurd calls for an onerous "Twinkie tax" from super-nannies Kelly Brownell and Michael Jacobson (CSPI), saying "protecting our kids may ultimately require such initiatives." We must remind you, the real idea behind the "Twinkie tax," as expressed by Brownell when first explaining it, is not to...
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Wandering Off Abbey Road
(June 27th, 2000)
Long time animal rights activist Paul McCartney is attacking fast food, recently writing that the "Junk Food Generation" is "eating themselves to death" by living on a "diet of burgers." ("Profile: The vegetarian," The Independent - London, 6/25/00.) Continue reading
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What People Do For Money
(June 27th, 2000)
Why are some farmers switching to organic? Environmental concerns? Health concerns? Better yields? Nannies would have you believe any of those, but, according to the Financial Times, the real reason is money. "If that premium disappears, I'd question if they would choose to...
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I Don’t Want To Be A Beef Pie?
(June 27th, 2000)
If you are against eating chicken, what could be wrong with an advertising campaign encouraging the eating of beef? Those nutty birds at United Poultry Concerns apparently have a problem with Burger King's very amusing campaign featuring characters from Chicken Run. Continue reading
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Lighten Up!
(June 26th, 2000)
Los Angeles Times columnist Sandy Banks reminds us that the "normal" weight range for a healthy body has been shifted downward through the years, "Which means you can be skinnier than you were two years ago, yet be fatter in the experts' eyes." Banks thinks "we all need to...
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Personal Responsibility Be Dammed
(June 26th, 2000)
Marion Nestle spews her anti-choice rhetoric in Newsday, again blaming obesity on "overwhelming industry pressures to eat more." Nestle repeats her support for "taxing soft drinks and other high-calorie junk foods" to fund government programs to change the foods you eat. The real idea behind the "Twinkie tax," as...
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