Archive: Jan 2005

Banzhaf Gets A Big Fat ‘F’

John “Sue the Bastards” Banzhaf gets a big fat “F” for his misleading statements about a recent appeals court decision reinstating a lawsuit that blamed McDonald’s for making…
Posted January 31, 2005 at 12:00 am

Turning The Tables On PETA

Cable news watchers saw a real “man-bites-dog” story last night, as Fox News Channel correspondent Douglas Kennedy reported on the Center for Consumer Freedom’s effort to turn the…
Posted January 28, 2005 at 12:00 am

PCRM’s ‘Public Service’ Steals Meat Off Your Table

While the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) works hard to disguise its animal-rights agenda — it’s the group that the New York Times reported “has…
Posted January 27, 2005 at 12:00 am

Legal Shark Alert: They’re Back!

Not so long ago, self-described “legal terrorist” John Banzhaf proclaimed of lawsuits blaming restaurants for individuals’ food choices: “Somewhere there is going to be a judge…
Posted January 26, 2005 at 12:00 am

Obesity Legislation: The Whole Enchilada

Every year around this time, state legislators return to work armed with a laundry list of proposals to replace last year’s failed bills. For the bevy of big brother…
Posted January 25, 2005 at 12:00 am

Animal Rights Lunatic Is A Dog’s ‘Best’ Friend

Last week, students at the University of Iowa participated in their school’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Week. Despite the event’s emphasis on human rights,…
Posted January 24, 2005 at 12:00 am

CDC Officially Corrects Flawed Obesity Study

It’s official. Yesterday afternoon, a team of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including the agency’s director, was forced to officially correct their deeply flawed…
Posted January 19, 2005 at 12:00 am

Back To The (Labeled) Trough

State legislators in Maine and Connecticut have introduced new bills — inspired by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)…
Posted January 18, 2005 at 12:00 am

Musings On A Food Cop Future

With a host of proposed food regulations on the table, sometimes there’s no telling what the next absurd idea will be. A somewhat tongue-in-cheek editorial in Saturday’s Los Angeles…
Posted January 17, 2005 at 12:00 am

CA Anti-Biotech Activist Sowing False Fears

In the neo-Luddites’ county-by-county campaign to ban genetically engineered (GE) crops in California, one activist has stumbled over his own rhetoric. According to GE-Free Sonoma County campaign coordinator…
Posted January 14, 2005 at 12:00 am