SPECIAL REPORT: PETA and PCRM Tied to SHACkled Animal Rights Militants
(May 28th, 2004)
A stunning development in the domestic war on terror unfolded this week, as seven hard-core militants from the violent animal rights group SHAC (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty) were taken into federal custody on terrorism-related charges. In addition, SHAC itself (which, it turns out,...
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Suing Dr. Atkins? Call Dr. Strange-Veggie
(May 27th, 2004)
There's been no shortage of controversy over the wildly popular Atkins diet, but this morning the debate turned nasty. Three months after buying a newspaper ad to search for disgruntled dieters willing to sue the late Dr. Atkins's estate, the immodestly misnamed Physicians Committee for...
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Genetic Scaremongers Defy ‘Reason and Conscience’
(May 26th, 2004)
In a sternly worded editorial this morning, USA Today argues that genetically modified foods represent "minimal risk," and therefore "denying the food to starving people defies reason and conscience." Biotech crops "could significantly improve the lives of billions," the paper adds. "Groundless fears shouldn't be allowed to...
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A Potpourri Of Food Activist News
(May 25th, 2004)
News Flash: Acrylamide Still Not Harmful -- A National Institutes of Health panel declared last week that acrylamide -- that mysterious chemical compound that reinvigorated the Center for Science in the Public Interest's campaign against French fries and potato chips -- is...
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To Catch A (Seed) Thief
(May 24th, 2004)
On Friday, Canada's highest court closed the book on self-styled anti-biotech martyr Percy Schmeiser, ruling that he had, indeed, grown genetically modified canola without paying for it. Schmeiser had become an anti-corporate poster boy of late, raising a six-figure legal defense fund by insisting at activist gatherings that the...
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Exposing An Animal-Rights Fish Story
(May 24th, 2004)
Last week the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) tried to dupe Washington Post readers -- hook, line and sinker -- with an ad designed to scare them away from eating fish. Today, we're proudly unraveling this misleading fish story with our own...
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Stories You Might Have Missed
(May 21st, 2004)
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 a sampling of what’s been on our plate today. Once a thief, always a thief: Canadian Supreme Court...
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Week in Review
(May 21st, 2004)
If you've been reading the Center for Consumer Freedom's Daily Headlines this week… You saw why one PETA leader was slapped with a fine and a restraining order. You learned the "startling" discovery of one U.S. Senator, and why "action must be taken" against animal...
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Sharks Attack Pigs — Courtesy of RFK Jr.
(May 21st, 2004)
With all the activist hype over mad cow disease, the reclassification of fish as a dangerous entrée, and the so-called "dangers" of feeding milk to children, it's easy for pork to get lost in the shuffle. Who would want to raise a stink...
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Food Police Invade Williamsburg
(May 20th, 2004)
Punitive "fat taxes," ridiculous warning labels on sweets, and draconian marketing restrictions are not the right way to fight flab. But this regulatory nightmare is clearly the agenda of a June "Summit on Obesity," co-sponsored by TIME magazine and ABC News....
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