Archive: Nov 2004

ALF Militants Attack California McDonald’s

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…
Posted November 30, 2004 at 12:00 am

Questions Mount On Obesity-Mortality Link

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…
Posted November 29, 2004 at 12:00 am

New York Times: ‘Physicians’ Committee Has A PETA Link’

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…
Posted November 24, 2004 at 12:00 am

Don’t Let Lawyers Sue The Stuffing Out Of You This Thanksgiving

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…
Posted November 23, 2004 at 12:00 am

CDC: Obesity Deaths Overstated

“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…
Posted November 23, 2004 at 12:00 am

Cereal Killer

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…
Posted November 22, 2004 at 12:00 am

‘Dense’ Soda Jerks Push Misleading Pop Boycott

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.
Posted November 19, 2004 at 12:00 am

CSPI: Snuff Out Tasty Food

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…
Posted November 18, 2004 at 12:00 am

PETA Fishes For Attention

“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…
Posted November 17, 2004 at 12:00 am

We Don’t Need No (PETA) Education

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,…
Posted November 16, 2004 at 12:00 am