Today the Center for Consumer Freedom is proud to unveil a new and improved interface for our award-winning ActivistCash.com website. ActivistCash is in its third year of profiling shadowy activist groups that use junk science, intimidation tactics, and even threats of violence to push their radical food agendas. We’ve analyzed over 400,000 pages of IRS records, tracking more than $700 million into these radical groups’ “nonprofit” coffers. If you’re a frequent visitor, you already know that:
Obesity lawsuit cheerleader John Banzhaf once suggested suing milk producers because the famous “Got Milk?” ads don’t go out of their way to promote skim milk.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) president Ingrid Newkirk was implicated in a multi-million-dollar arson at Michigan State University that resulted in a 57-month prison term for Animal Liberation Front bomber Rodney Coronado.
Anti-food-technology prophet of doom Jeremy Rifkin warned in 1979 that faith in “the governing truths of science and technology” would bring “a new age of scarcity and economic contraction.” (Rifkin has yet to retract that false prophecy, even as new technologies have brought economic growth to nearly every nation on earth.)
Adbusters magazine’s anti-capitalist founder Kalle Lasn pines for a world where “your private automobile will cost you, by some estimates, around $100,000. And a tankful of gas, $250.”
The organic-only-agriculture zealots of the Chefs Collaborative received a $150,000 start-up grant in 1996 from Whole Foods Markets, a company that promotes an overpriced organic-only diet as the only “healthy” way to eat.
Convicted “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski chose at least two of his murder victims from a “hit list” published by the eco-radical group Earth First! (The same group that spun off the terrorist Earth Liberation Front)
ActivistCash keeps growing, and now it’s easier than ever to navigate, search, and explore. Future updates will include exposés about the Sierra Club; the obesity-lawsuit-promoting Public Health Advocacy Institute; and As You Sow, the latest self-anointed arbiter of what’s “socially responsible.” As always, we welcome your comments, suggestions, concerns, and questions.