Archive: Feb 2001

Fast Food In The Crosshairs

Yesterday’s Washington Post was an anti-soft-drink feeding frenzy (see our February 27 headlines). Today’s Post follows up with an anti-fast-food feature about journalist Eric Schlosser, the nanny culture’s current man…
Posted February 28, 2001 at 12:00 am

What’s The Problem

The Consumer Federation of America and the Center for Science in the Public Interest rail against irradiated meat in today's New York Times. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, World Health Organization, and
Posted February 28, 2001 at 12:00 am


The Washington Post gives voice to anti-soda advocates today, with a front-page feature, a Metro column, and a Health magazine cover story. This last piece ran under…
Posted February 27, 2001 at 12:00 am

The Politics of the Nanny Chefs

Despite Chefs Collaborative’s frequent claims to being a small, grass-roots group concerned only with local restaurants and farmers, we’ve been telling you about its larger agenda. Well, celebrity chef and…
Posted February 26, 2001 at 12:00 am

PeTA Takes Anti-Milk Message To School

It’s bad enough that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is in the business of unnecessarily scaring adults away from milk now the group is taking its propaganda straight to grade-schoolers. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that PeTA activists armed with leaflets, stickers, and trading cards, are visiting elementary schools throughout the Midwest, spreading an anti-milk message directly to children. One school’s principal shared her disapproval with the Sun-Times, saying: “They shouldn’t be giving my kids anything.” We couldn’t agree more.
Posted February 26, 2001 at 12:00 am

Biotech Foods Vindicated

Afraid that genetically-engineered crops will turn into real-life “killer tomatoes?” Don’t be. A decade-long British study recently published in the journal Nature found that GE plants don’t crowd out naturally occurring species, as many zealots have claimed. The Washington Times weighed in on this issue over the weekend, putting the lie to the nanny culture in a scathing editorial.
Posted February 26, 2001 at 12:00 am

Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself

Despite no cases of mad cow disease in this country, activists continue to push fear of the disease spreading here, this time in the Los Angeles Times. See who they are and what they're up to in our special report, "Mad Cow: A New American Scare Campaign."
Posted February 21, 2001 at 12:00 am

Double, Double, Toil And Trouble

A coven of nannies is gathering to stop what they see as "a terrifying new generation of technologies" like genetically improved foods that could save millions of lives and industrial agriculture that feeds the world.
Posted February 20, 2001 at 12:00 am

Heads Up

On National Public Radio this weekend, the Water Keeper Alliance’s Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was asked about the activist campaign against the pork industry. Kennedy’s response: “We are going to…
Posted February 20, 2001 at 12:00 am

Misplaced Blame

The St. Louis Post Dispatch references a new study in The Lancet by Dr. David Ludwig, purportedly linking soda drinking to childhood obesity. What the Post Dispatch doesn’t say is…
Posted February 20, 2001 at 12:00 am