Organic Scam
(December 29th, 2000)
Repeating many of our arguments, Junkscience.com's Steve Milloy says, "on't fall for the 'USDA Organic' label and unjustly reward the food scare-mongers and fear profiteers. 'Ripoff!' is the only label that belongs on organic food." Continue reading
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Good For Your Head
(December 28th, 2000)
During this relaxed holiday week, your time would be well spent logging on to NPR’s site and listening to a great discussion on genetically improved foods. Scientist C.S. Prakash is particularly enlightening and effective in dispelling the anti-biotech rhetoric. (Third World Countries & Genetically Modified Crops) Continue...
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When Activists Become Terrirists
(December 28th, 2000)
The Animal Liberation Front is at it again. This time they didn’t use poison to perpetrate terror as they did before when they injected 200 frozen turkeys with anti-freeze, but firebombs to promote their message. Continue reading
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The Scare Campaign Continues
(December 27th, 2000)
The Sierra Club has joined the Mad Cow scare campaign with an irresponsible article in their magazine Sierra linking "mad deer disease" to the possible spread of Mad Cow disease throughout the United States. In it they cite anti-technology fear monger John Stauber (author of "Mad Cow USA") who...
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Gold Star Of Organic?
(December 27th, 2000)
Organic farmers, retailers and groups like the National Farmers Union are counting the new organic standards among their Christmas bonuses. The new label stands as a government funded marketing tool for the organic industry. "It's a stamp of approval - all of a sudden, organic becomes legitimate," said the...
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The Sierra Club Is Not Alone
(December 27th, 2000)
Consumers Union has also been accused of irresponsible reporting on Mad Cow disease. According to the Christian Science Monitor, scientists are upset that Consumers Union has been "scaring people" by alleging that the growth hormone rBGH -- used to increase milk production in cows - could increase a cow's...
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But The Voices Told Me To Eat It
(December 22nd, 2000)
The latest Consumer Reports blames rising obesity on restaurant portion sizes: "Supersized servings that make restaurant dinners look like a bargain have distorted our sense of serving sizes and are packing pounds on the American physique." Again we say, no one makes anyone eat anything. ("Food for thought 2001,"...
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Back Off Nanny
(December 21st, 2000)
Spurred by a recent lecture from the Center for Science in The Public Interest, the Oregonian's Fran Gardner reminds us that despite what nannies may tell us, "It's a free country…and people should be allowed to eat what they want, especially at a time of the year when food...
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Chefs Join Caviar Marketing Scheme
(December 20th, 2000)
Chefs Collaborative members Rick Moonen and Eric Ripert are featured in today's New York Time's story supporting Fenton Communications' (the firm behind the unnecessary Give Swordfish a Break! campaign) anti-caviar choice effort. The two chefs show their support for farm raised domestic caviar, which is no surprise considering Fenton...
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Fat Tax Talk Returns
(December 20th, 2000)
The Worldwatch Institute warns of the dangers of rising obesity rates. Worldwatch blames obesity mostly on people's lack of exercise, but puts a good deal of the blame on diets "rich in fat and sugar." The Institute says that along with changing what we eat, we need to...
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