Archive: Aug 2000

What People Eat & Drink Is Their Own Business

Kudos to The Ottawa Citizen for opposing a fat tax on high-calorie foods. The paper says, “[W]e oppose a special tax on food that health-care bureaucrats deem bad for…
Posted August 31, 2000 at 12:00 am

All Lunatics Are Local

Greenpeace is renewing its campaign to get local and state ordinances passed that promote organic and disparage genetically improved foods. Minneapolis, Boulder, Boston, and Austin have already fallen under the spell of these anti-choice activists.
Posted August 30, 2000 at 12:00 am

This Must Be A Misprint

The kings of junk science at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) say the National Academy of Science is causing science to lose its credibility! CSPI's lack of standing to make such a claim almost goes without saying, but we say it anyway at our website.
Posted August 30, 2000 at 12:00 am

What About Personal Responsibility?

The Ottawa Citizen says Canadians are facing an obesity epidemic and places the blame squarely on "supersize pizzas and hamburgers, monster muffins, 64-oz., 800-calorie Double Gulp soft drinks and all-you-can-eat buffets." Tomorrow, the paper will continue to focus on obesity, featuring an article on what it thinks government should do to stop people from eating what they want.
Posted August 30, 2000 at 12:00 am

M Is For Murder

We offer this as further proof that animal rights groups are out of hand: English activists set fire to six cars outside the homes of staff working at an animal testing company. A police spokesman said, "It is sheer luck that we're not beginning a murder investigation." With the growth in animal rights terrorism, how long before restaurants are targeted? ("Animal lab staff cars set ablaze," The Express, 8/29/00)
Posted August 29, 2000 at 12:00 am

Organic Industry Hires Activists

Organic marketer Real Food Company is hosting a rally “to demand accountability from biotechnology companies” by requiring labels for all genetically improved foods. The featured speaker is none other than…
Posted August 29, 2000 at 12:00 am

The Needs of the few Apparently Outlaw The Needs Of The Many

Because of potential liability over some students having food allergies, Fallingbrook Community Elementary School in Ontario has banned all snacks except fruits and vegetables. Lamenting the loss of her choice to feed her child whatever she wanted to, one mother said, "The school is going to have serious liabilities if my child chokes on a carrot because you've forced me to give her raw fruit and vegetables." ("School's snack ban sparks anger," Montreal Gazette, 8/27/00)
Posted August 28, 2000 at 12:00 am

Taking Fish Off The Menu

Chefs Collaborative is acknowledging its part in Fenton Communications' nonsensical campaign to ban swordfish. SeaWeb (a Fenton creation) says, "We picked swordfish for our campaign because we knew it appealed to a lot of consumers," and not, of course, because swordfish were ever really in danger. Expect more of your favorite restaurant fare soon to follow on these anti-choice activists "You can't eat that!" list.
Posted August 28, 2000 at 12:00 am

Sometimes The Truth Hurts

The following three quotes put perspective on nannies’ unfounded claims that organic agriculture is somehow better than conventional or genetically improved food production: “Scientists can name Americans poisoned by…
Posted August 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Activists Really Are In It For The Money

The activists and organic food producers behind the fear mongering Keep Nature Natural Campaign make no bones about it: they want people to shop at their stores so they can fund an anti-genetically improved food campaign.
Posted August 24, 2000 at 12:00 am