Archive: Sep 2002

Organic lunch? Berkeley Teens vote “no” with their feet

As the US Department of Agriculture prepares to phase in a new set of rules on which foods may be labeled “organic,” at least one segment of the…
Posted September 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

Dr. Phil on fast-food lawsuits: “A load of crap!”

Still trying his case against fast food restaurants in the court of public opinion, trial attorney Samuel Hirsch and his clients argued on Thursday’s Dr. Phil Show that the…
Posted September 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

Cartoon Friday!

It's cartoon Friday again! Click here to see the cartoon, and read the week-in-review below.
Posted September 27, 2002 at 12:00 am

Feeding Consumer Confusion

Oregon’s largest newspaper has plenty to say about the costs of a proposed law that would force the state’s food producers and grocers to label foods containing genetically improved…
Posted September 26, 2002 at 12:00 am

1960s radicals lead the charge against… soda pop?

When the board of the Los Angeles Unified School District voted to ban soft drinks last month, they had a silent partner: the Center for Food and Justice,…
Posted September 26, 2002 at 12:00 am

G-M-Oh, yeah…

More good news for those of us who are convinced that genetically improved foods are an important part of our future. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) has released survey…
Posted September 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

Suing our way to fitness?

Fox News ran a “top story” over the weekend about the efforts by a few unsavory trial lawyers to punish fast-food restaurants for giving Americans what they want.
Posted September 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

The Mad Activist

When unsubstantiated, activist-driven fears of mad cow disease began to surface in the United States, Doug McEwen was the darling of the lunatic fringe. (If you haven’t heard of him…
Posted September 24, 2002 at 12:00 am

Birds of a feather

Supporters of the Southern Poverty Law Center may be surprised when they read the latest SPLC Intelligence Report. The widely-admired quarterly journal, known for monitoring domestic terrorism and reporting…
Posted September 24, 2002 at 12:00 am

But it’s bad for you…!

Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa pleaded for “patience” on Thursday, so that scientists could look for “foolproof scientific evidence” that genetically improved foods are safe for human consumption. Funny, most…
Posted September 23, 2002 at 12:00 am