Archive: Nov 2001

Activists, Label Thyselves

Members of the extreme anti-genetic improvement group Northeast RAGE swarmed stores last month and vandalized products by affixing “poison” and “biohazard” stickers to cereal, potato chips, soup…
Posted November 29, 2001 at 12:00 am

Wing Nuts

As if Americans don’t have enough to worry about right now, the approximately 15,000,000 viewers of NBC’s “The West Wing” last night were treated to a scare plotline…
Posted November 29, 2001 at 12:00 am

Soda, Seaweed, and CSPI Silliness

The Dallas Morning News‘s Charles Ealy is “shocked and appalled” that Coca-Cola “is using ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone‘ to sell drinks to children… After all, who…
Posted November 28, 2001 at 12:00 am

What Would PETA Do?

Get thee behind me, bacon! PETA has released a new pamphlet titled “Christianity and Vegetarianism” that argues giving up meat is a holy act. Says one PETA member, “…
Posted November 28, 2001 at 12:00 am

Did Somebody Say Destruction?

Militant anti-genetic improvement activist Jose Bove, who led a mob in destroying a McDonald’s restaurant under construction in France in 1999, “defends” his actions in a new…
Posted November 26, 2001 at 12:00 am

Give Thanks For The Freedom Of Choice

When you sit down on Thanksgiving Day and dig in to that plate piled high with your traditional holiday favorite dishes, remember that not everyone wants you to enjoy…
Posted November 21, 2001 at 12:00 am

Speaking For Themselves

In his latest column, Robert Locke takes on eco-terrorists, including many of the activist groups working tirelessly to eliminate meat and genetically improved foods — and shows that…
Posted November 20, 2001 at 12:00 am

‘Tis The Season For Terror?

The holiday season that begins this week is a time to end “senseless violence, bloodshed, and exploitation.” As we celebrate with family and friends, we can send “a message of…
Posted November 20, 2001 at 12:00 am

CSPI Hops On Potter

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is picking a fight with Harry Potter. The film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone made over…
Posted November 19, 2001 at 12:00 am

Magic Beans That Make Prices Grow

Facing pressure from activist groups — including Organic Consumers Association (OCA) pickets tastefully carried out in New York and Washington less than a week after September 11…
Posted November 15, 2001 at 12:00 am