Archive: Jul 2002

They always get their man, eh?

Word comes from Canada today that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have raided the home of David Barbarash, who is the self-proclaimed “spokesperson” for the Animal…
Posted July 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

Maybe CSPI has a point…

Few things are as satisfying as watching a bully pick on one of his own. The health nannies at the Center for Science in the Public Interest proved…
Posted July 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

We all scream for terrorists

Davis, California residents learned last week that an animal-rights group called VIVA! (Vegetarians International Voice for Animals) would be opposing the construction of a new dairy facility.
Posted July 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

It was there all along

The headline screamed, or perhaps whispered: “Fast Food Chains Display Fat Content” This story from yesterday’s Reuters news wire notes that many fast-food restaurant chains already provide their…
Posted July 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

CSPI on fat taxes: “Nobody is complaining”

Sometimes the lunatic fringe makes our case for us. On Thursday, July 25, Fox News Channel viewers got a firsthand look at Michael Jacobson, the twinkie-taxer-in-chief who runs the…
Posted July 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

Betcha Can’t Sue Just One

Disgusted with legal zealots who want to make a fast buck on the backs of restaurant owners, law professor Jonathan Turley writes in a Los Angeles Times op-ed that…
Posted July 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

SPECIAL REPORT: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

Even Shakespeare [Henry VI, Part 2] couldn’t have seen this coming. Not satisfied with $250 billion dollars in settlements from Big Tobacco, the trial lawyers are sharpening…
Posted July 26, 2002 at 12:00 am

Faddy, faddy, two-by-four

The BBC News Service is reporting on a dangerous trend in the United Kingdom. A survey of over 200 general practitioners found that most doctors say women are putting…
Posted July 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

When spreading fear comes “naturally”…

Chances are good that Oregon voters will see an unusual question at their polling place this Fall: whether or not to force all food producers, distributors, and marketers to…
Posted July 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

Real Scientists Love Antibiotics

Last week a giant anti-consumer group called the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) unveiled an online website designed to give Americans the lowdown on where to purchase…
Posted July 24, 2002 at 12:00 am