Archive: Mar 2002

Anti-Poultry Eggs-tremism

The anti-poultry fringe group United Poultry Concerns (UPC) is taking on the evil menace of Easter eggs, planning a protest outside the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll,…
Posted March 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

Biotech Boosts Small Farms

Family farms benefit from genetic improvement technologies, Reuters reports. Iowa corn grower Bill Horan of the National Corn Growers Association says that biotech is “a potential lifeline for…
Posted March 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

Bill Maher, Disease Host

Hosting anti-meat activist Howard Lyman on “Politically Incorrect” last week, Bill Maher — an animal-rights activist himself — offered these remarks: “I have mentioned before on this show,…
Posted March 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

Telling Tales Out Of School

We’ve told you before how schools are usurping the role of parents in banning certain snacks and sodas and putting restrictions on children’s diets that should be decided in…
Posted March 27, 2002 at 12:00 am

Husky Hoops Stars?

What do NCAA hoops stars Lonny Baxter of Maryland, Oklahoma’s Aaron McGhee, Kansas’s Nick Collision and Indiana’s Tom Coverdale all have in common? Pound for pound, the best players in…
Posted March 27, 2002 at 12:00 am

PETA In The “Crossfire”

PETA president Ingrid Newkirk appeared on CNN’s “Crossfire” last week to promote the animal-rights movement’s “Great American Meat-Out,” which co-host Bill Press described as a day “when…
Posted March 26, 2002 at 12:00 am

Living Large

Russell Crowe, classified by the U.S. government as “obese,” may not have won an Oscar last night, but many “obese” Americans are standing tall. “Amanda Wylie…
Posted March 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

“Epidemic” Equals “Expensive”

Roland Sturm of the RAND Corporation spouts off on what The Washington Post calls a “spreading obesity epidemic.” Says Sturm: “The narrow focus on diets is not…
Posted March 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

The Rise of NGOs

The International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources asks: “Who are the NGOs?” And how did these “non-governmental organizations” get so powerful? “They are yesterday’s…
Posted March 21, 2002 at 12:00 am

Putting The “Can’t” In Kentucky

Last fall, California adopted strict restrictions on what foods are available in schools, banning the sale of foods that do not meet arbitrary standards for fat and sugar content…
Posted March 21, 2002 at 12:00 am