Archive: Sep 2001

Fun for a Friday

In a review of The Devil’s Larder, Jim Crace’s new collection of stories and vignettes about food, The New York Times highlights Crace’s “satirizing the fashion…
Posted September 28, 2001 at 12:00 am

A Recipe for Fear

We have reported again and again about efforts to scare consumers out of choosing the foods they wish. Now, the results of these orchestrated fear campaigns are starkly visible. “…
Posted September 27, 2001 at 12:00 am

Tone-Deaf on Terror

While many activists have toned down their rhetoric since September 11, a few animal rights zealots seem to be capitalizing on that day’s assault on America. Alex Hershaft, president of…
Posted September 26, 2001 at 12:00 am

CSPI’s Anti-Soda Spell

With a wave of its wand, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has launched SaveHarry.com — a website attacking Coca-Cola’s sponsorship of the upcoming family…
Posted September 26, 2001 at 12:00 am

1984… Calories?

The forces against food choice are rallying. With the federal government gearing up to fight the so-called obesity epidemic, public health expert Dr. Lawrence W. Green recently told an Atlanta…
Posted September 25, 2001 at 12:00 am

Taking a Slice Out of Food Choice

With “a sickle in his hand and a broad grin on his face,” retired French shopkeeper Jacques Lachaud helped 150 activists hack down a field of genetically improved…
Posted September 25, 2001 at 12:00 am

Sicko Activists Attack Sick Kids’ Home

Animal rights fanatics last week scarred a statue of Ronald McDonald with a swastika and anti-meat graffiti outside a Ronald McDonald House — a charity for children with…
Posted September 25, 2001 at 12:00 am

Kenya Believe It?

Seed pirate Percy Schmeiser has sailed off to Kenya. Schmeiser, a Canadian canola farmer, was sued by Monsanto last year for using Monsanto’s genetically improved crop seed without paying the…
Posted September 24, 2001 at 12:00 am

Taxpayer-Funded Terror

Unwitting British taxpayers may have been funding violent animal rights protests. Eleven “‘key players’ among animal rights extremists” were arrested last week on charges of stealing “tens of…
Posted September 24, 2001 at 12:00 am

Food For Thought

Eating too much is a bigger problem than not having food at all — at least according to the federal government. In the new U.S. Department of Agriculture report “…
Posted September 24, 2001 at 12:00 am