Archive: Jul 2001

Who will un-do the damage?

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Posted July 31, 2001 at 12:00 am

The lunatics are running the (shopping) asylum

A posh suburb of Austin, Texas used to have a suitably posh shopping center, complete with a gourmet food market, furrier, leather merchant, and top-notch restaurant. But one by one,…
Posted July 31, 2001 at 12:00 am

Too stupid for our own good

The busy bodies at the Center for Science in the Public Interest got a big boost in their campaign to limit America’s food choices yesterday. In their profile of CSPI,…
Posted July 30, 2001 at 12:00 am

A funny thing happened on the way to the PETA protest…

This month’s “Animal Rights 2001” conference has turned into a treasure trove of information about the real intent of the animal-rights zealots who are trying to keep meat off of…
Posted July 27, 2001 at 12:00 am

The truth about so-called ‘natural’ food

Insight on the News is a magazine with a regular “Symposium” feature, in which experts from opposing views of the same issue are given space to answer a question posed…
Posted July 27, 2001 at 12:00 am

Mad Cow scaremonger flexes his fear muscle

It’s been nearly three years since Sheldon Rampton (along with his partner John Stauber) published a scare-campaign manifesto entitled Mad Cow U.S.A.: Could the Nightmare Happen Here? Most thinking people…
Posted July 27, 2001 at 12:00 am

Food pyramid under attack!

Harvard public health professor Walter Willett is at it again. This nanny icon, who frequently works in concert with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), is promoting…
Posted July 26, 2001 at 12:00 am

Anti-Food-tech protesters are no friend of the poor

The Chicago Tribune notes in a lead editorial that the gaggle of assorted protesters assembled in Genoa, Italy has some explaining to do. While they claim to be…
Posted July 25, 2001 at 12:00 am

Monarch butterfly myth laid to rest

The Environmental Protection Agency has formally concluded that monarch butterflies are not in danger from corn that has been genetically improved to produce its own pesticide. In a…
Posted July 25, 2001 at 12:00 am

Noted without comment

The Washington Post caught former FDA commissioner David Kessler in a moment of hypocrisy yesterday. The former U.S. food-nanny-in-chief was spotted at Reagan National Airport, "chowing down at a Ranch 1 fast-food counter, ordering fries and a Coke and giving his quick assent when asked if he'd like to 'supersize it' for an extra 49 cents."
Posted July 25, 2001 at 12:00 am