Archive: May 2002

CSPI: Food Equals Tobacco

“Health advocates are looking at tobacco as a model.” That was Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) speaking on CNN yesterday,…
Posted May 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

Mad Deer: Consumers In The Crosshairs

Fears about “mad deer” disease made the front page of The Wall Street Journal last week, combining the concerns of hunters and their families with the rhetoric of…
Posted May 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

Animal Rights and Anti-Biotech: A Dangerous Duo

Animal rights activists are joining up with anti-genetic improvement activists for a series of protests in Toronto, for the first time formally linking two anti-consumer movements that have sometimes resorted…
Posted May 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

Is This A Re-Run?

Kelly Brownell is at it again. The main proponent of a “Twinkie tax” on snacks and restaurant foods took his message to Capitol Hill this week, crowing the anti-consumer…
Posted May 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

Progress vs. Propaganda

Genetically improved foods are “even safer than conventional plants and foods,” the European Union has officially declared. Biotech products can save lives in developing nations, according to the…
Posted May 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

Behind The Rhetoric

The Knight-Ridder chain runs an op-ed by Ronnie Cummins, warning that “untested and unlabeled” foods, “pesticide and drug residues,” “toxic sewage,” and other perils await anyone who does not…
Posted May 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

Fish Fight

The cooked-up campaign against seafood hit The New York Times this week, with the leading paper covering an “effort to save imperiled sea bass.” More than “200 prominent…
Posted May 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

Fizz Fight Fizzles — For Now

California has taken a step back from banning soft drinks in schools, but the issue will return. A bill to phase out soda sales during school hours over five years…
Posted May 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

War On Fat: CSPI Grabs A Slice

News flash from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): Pizzas have cheese on them! CSPI — “the folks who took the…
Posted May 21, 2002 at 12:00 am

Fat Lawsuits: Sign Of The Times

The campaign against soda and snacks in public schools has reached the front page of The New York Times. As we have told you in the past, anti-obesity…
Posted May 20, 2002 at 12:00 am