Archive: May 2004

SPECIAL REPORT: PETA and PCRM Tied to SHACkled Animal Rights Militants

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…
Posted May 28, 2004 at 12:00 am

Suing Dr. Atkins? Call Dr. Strange-Veggie

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…
Posted May 27, 2004 at 12:00 am

Genetic Scaremongers Defy ‘Reason and Conscience’

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.”…
Posted May 26, 2004 at 12:00 am

A Potpourri Of Food Activist News

News Flash: Acrylamide Still Not Harmful — A National Institutes of Health panel declared last week that acrylamide — that mysterious chemical compound that reinvigorated the…
Posted May 25, 2004 at 12:00 am

To Catch A (Seed) Thief

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…
Posted May 24, 2004 at 12:00 am

Exposing An Animal-Rights Fish Story

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…
Posted May 24, 2004 at 12:00 am

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 May 21, 2004 at 12:00 am

Week in Review

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.
Posted May 21, 2004 at 12:00 am

Sharks Attack Pigs — Courtesy of RFK Jr.

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…
Posted May 21, 2004 at 12:00 am

Food Police Invade Williamsburg

Punitive “fat taxes,” ridiculous warning labels on sweets, and draconian marketing restrictions are not the right way to fight flab. But this regulatory nightmare…
Posted May 20, 2004 at 12:00 am