Archive: Dec 2003

Mad Cow News Update: Day Eight

Read on for today’s installment of news on the animal-rights, organic-food, and anti-capitalist activists who are trying to spin a minor agricultural incident into a major, nationwide fear of food.
Posted December 31, 2003 at 12:00 am

Mad Cow News Update: Day Seven

As the news unfolds, we’re staying on top of mad-cow hysteria and activist hype. Here’s a sampling of what’s on our radar screen today. A mad-cow-related editorial in the…
Posted December 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

Mad Cow: Stories You Might Have Missed

While our daily headlines provide an in-depth look at the biggest stories related to anti-consumer food and beverage activism, there are dozens more that we simply can’t get to. Here’s…
Posted December 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Mad Cow Scare: Day Six

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other authorities continue to assure us that our meat supply is safe — and it appears that Americans believe them.
Posted December 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

Militants Return To Fresno

Last year the Center for Consumer Freedom first broke the news that California State University at Fresno would host a conference on “Revolutionary Environmentalism,” featuring violence promoters…
Posted December 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

RFK Jr. Sued For Making False Statements

Why didn’t this happen earlier? The Associated Press reports that Waterkeeper Alliance president Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been sued by Polish pork farmers…
Posted December 22, 2003 at 12:00 am

You’d Better Watch Out … for Christmas Lawsuits!

As the United States becomes a “litigation nation” and trial lawyers line up to sue food restaurants and food companies for causing obesity, serving Christmas cookies has become a perilous…
Posted December 19, 2003 at 12:00 am

NY Times Magazine Writer Allies With Radical Food Activists

At the end of last year, New York Times Magazine contributing editor Michael Pollan became a professor at UC Berkeley’s graduate school of journalism. Most famous for…
Posted December 18, 2003 at 12:00 am

New Consumer Freedom Lawsuit Ad

Starting today, CNN’s “American Morning” is airing the Center for Consumer Freedom’s newest television commercial. Click here to view the ad, which warns that…
Posted December 17, 2003 at 12:00 am

Animal Rights ‘Whistleblower’ Not Credible

After he was fired from his job at a chicken processing plant, Virgil Butler morphed into an animal-rights crusader. A little over a week ago, the Los Angeles Times featured…
Posted December 16, 2003 at 12:00 am