Archive: Jul 2000

Something Incestuous Here

Organic marketer Whole Foods Market Inc. sponsors the "Keep Nature Natural Campaign," which uses junk science and scare tactics to demonize genetically improved food. The "Keep Nature Natural Campaign" is also supported by Chefs Collaborative and its president, celebrity chef Rick Bayless. Bayless teaches at the Culinary Institute of America, which is co-sponsoring a conference with Chefs Collaborative on "purchasing local, seasonal, and organic ingredients." In addition to its other local, seasonal, and organic items, Whole Foods sells Bayless' own line of food products at its stores. Hmmm….
Posted July 31, 2000 at 12:00 am

The Bottom Line Is Profit

Whole Foods Market, a supporter of the Keep Nature Natural campaign (which seeks to scare the public into rejecting genetically improved food), has begun to stock Cheerios and Jif…
Posted July 28, 2000 at 12:00 am

Court Puts The Smackdown On Nanny Nonsense

Greenpeace's lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanding that the agency remove genetically improved crops has been dismissed by a federal court. The court found no scientific support for Greenpeace's argument (after a thorough rebuttal by the EPA) that "genetically engineered crops are a threat to farmers, consumers, and the environment."
Posted July 27, 2000 at 12:00 am

We’ve Got A Bridge To Sell You

Organic marketers are taking advantage of anti-choice activists’ scare tactics to make all sorts of claims about the “benefits of eating organic.” One of the most deceptive involves the selling…
Posted July 26, 2000 at 12:00 am

Searching For The Holy Sugar Grail

Activists continue to try to link sugar and soft drink consumption to health problems and they continue to fail. Scientist Barry Popkin, while admitting his new study finds no proof of sugared drinks causing any health problems, says parents should "restrict their kids' soft drink and fruit drink consumption" anyway. Center for Science in the Public Interest president Michael Jacobson immediately endorsed the research, saying studies like this "are the reason that we've asked the FDA to recommend limits on daily sugar intake."
Posted July 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Protests Aren’t Funny Anymore

Police say animal rights protestors in Minneapolis left cyanide at a McDonald's restaurant yesterday. It seems that killing people is no longer a problem for these terrorists in pursuit of their anti-choice agenda.
Posted July 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Who Wants To Save Lives Anyway?

Ralph Nader's anti-everything followers at Public Citizen have joined forces with the bird-brained anti-choice folks at United Poultry Concerns to protest the irradiation of eggs, a technology the U.S. Department of Agriculture, World Health Organization, and American Dietetic Association say is not only safe, but is a potential lifesaver.
Posted July 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Canadians Support Genetically Improved Foods

A majority of Canadians (61 percent) tell government pollsters they welcome genetic improvements in food, saying the potential benefits are so great as to outweigh any theoretical downside.
Posted July 24, 2000 at 12:00 am

Roasting Your Favorite Barbeque

Fans of char-grilled steaks and hot dogs are under fire, as a writer for CBS HealthWatch ignites fear in the world's oldest form of cooking over a direct flame. In a thinly veiled pitch to switch to vegetarian, the author suggests limiting your grilled choices to fruits, vegetables and soy burgers.
Posted July 24, 2000 at 12:00 am

Let Them Drink Milk And Water Only

The Washington Times continues to perpetuate the myth that choosing to drink soda causes calcium deficiencies in children. In the article, the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Development says having too many choices is the problem.
Posted July 24, 2000 at 12:00 am