Archive: Aug 2001

Food fear-mongers provide ‘Seals Of Approval’ … for a price

Rampant paranoia about what we eat is just the latest outgrowth of Americans’ fear of food, says on-line columnist Duane Freese. As we rush ahead to buy more and more…
Posted August 30, 2001 at 12:00 am

Anti-milk nannies taken to the woodshed

The verdict is in on milk, and it doesn’t look good for the Nanny Culture. The September 2001 issue of Consumer Reports magazine includes a “Your Health” report…
Posted August 30, 2001 at 12:00 am

Food technology opponents concoct scare after scare

The Hudson Institute’s Michael Fumento weighs in on the debate over genetically improved foods in this week’s National Review, noting that opposition tactics (as typified by Greenpeace) tend…
Posted August 29, 2001 at 12:00 am

Food Nanny wags her finger on C-SPAN

Margot Wootan, the nutrition director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), made an appearance on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program yesterday morning. After insisting that…
Posted August 29, 2001 at 12:00 am

Put the peanut-butter sandwich down, and come out with your hands up…

A growing number of Seattle area schools have removed peanut-butter sandwiches from lunch menus for the coming Fall, due to a tiny fraction of students who may be allergic to…
Posted August 28, 2001 at 12:00 am

A hungry Third World clamors for biotech advances. Why all the fuss?

Opponents of breakthroughs in genetic food improvements are dooming Africa’s poorest people to starvation, says Florence Wambugu in the Washington Post. Wambugu directs the International Service for the…
Posted August 28, 2001 at 12:00 am

Enviro-nannies gear up for Oklahoma food fight

In recent years, U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK) has championed a federal program that provides money “to help farmers fund efforts to protect the environment against such effects as soil…
Posted August 27, 2001 at 12:00 am

Nanny Culture protest & terror roundup

Opponents of genetically improved foods have been busy in recent days, forming human barricades in front of tractors in the Scottish Isles and destroying countless acres…
Posted August 27, 2001 at 12:00 am

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore in his own words

“Since its founding in the late 60’s the modern environmental movement had created a vision that was international in scope and had room for people of all political persuasions… The…
Posted August 24, 2001 at 12:00 am

School food Nannies keep the scales balanced

The San Jose Mercury News reports that California senators have effectively scrapped a bill that would have outlawed soda machines in the state’s public schools, as well as…
Posted August 24, 2001 at 12:00 am