ALF Militants Attack California McDonald’s
(November 30th, 2004)
On this date in 1982, a letter bomb addressed to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher exploded in her residence at Number 10 Downing Street. It was one of five explosive packages sent by a previously unknown group calling itself the Animal Rights Militia (ARM). With...
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Questions Mount On Obesity-Mortality Link
(November 29th, 2004)
Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admitted its claim that obesity causes 400,000 deaths a year was overestimated due to a "computational error." The agency’s mea culpa comes more than two months after we first raised the problem with officials at the...
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New York Times: ‘Physicians’ Committee Has A PETA Link’
(November 24th, 2004)
Like other animal rights organizations, the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is essentially a vegetarian public-relations project. Other than fundraising, media coverage is its most important measure of success. So it wasn't surprising to find PCRM (for the fourth year in a row) promoting a read more here »

Don’t Let Lawyers Sue The Stuffing Out Of You This Thanksgiving
(November 23rd, 2004)
Pleading "Don't Sue the Hand That Feeds You," the Center for Consumer Freedom offers our 2004 Thanksgiving Guest Liability and Indemnification Form to keep your holiday cook in the clear. To prevent greedy trial lawyers from wrangling your guests into suing you for contributing to...
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CDC: Obesity Deaths Overstated
(November 23rd, 2004)
"A widely quoted federal study that concluded obesity is poised to overtake tobacco as the leading cause of preventable death inflated the impact of obesity on the annual death toll by tens of thousands due to statistical errors." So reads a front page story in this morning's read more here »

Cereal Killer
(November 22nd, 2004)
We thought we'd heard it all from New York University's leading diet dictator, Marion Nestle. When General Mills announced that it would use whole grains for its entire line of breakfast cereals, Nestle overlooked the obvious health benefits and instead went on an anti-corporate rant....
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‘Dense’ Soda Jerks Push Misleading Pop Boycott
(November 19th, 2004)
Yesterday was declared "National No Soda Day" by an activist organization called the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) -- presently unaffiliated with the American Medical Association. The group argued that people should cut soda "out of their diets," and urged medical students around the nation...
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CSPI: Snuff Out Tasty Food
(November 18th, 2004)
This week Hardee's introduced its Monster ThickBurger, which the company calls a "monument to decadence." Ever on the look-out for decadent foods to condemn, the nutrition Nazis at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) immediately added the ThickBurger to its read more here »

PETA Fishes For Attention
(November 17th, 2004)
"What's on your dinner menu for the weekend? If it's fish, PETA's got you in its sights," writes one columnist today about the radical animal rights group's latest campaign to force Americans into strict vegetarianism. And while everyone knows People for the Ethical...
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We Don’t Need No (PETA) Education
(November 16th, 2004)
Pop Quiz: "The Center for Consumer Freedom (A) supports PETA's ultimate goal but not its methods, (B) claims PETA is a radical organization trying to brainwash kids, (C) picketed PETA's headquarters dressed as steaks and burgers." Needless to say, the correct answer is "B" for that...
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