‘How Did It Come To This?’
(March 31st, 2005)
"How did it come to this?" asks Mike Miliard in a Boston Phoenix article published earlier this month. "When was it decided that the dorks and the squares, the button-down mediocrities for whom a...
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Press C-C-F For Vending Machine News Morsels
(March 30th, 2005)
The news just keeps getting weirder in the ongoing debate surrounding our love handles. Lately, attempts to regulate vending machines -- a favorite target of food cops like the Center for Science in the Public Interest -- have gone from farce to reality and back again. ...
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Slugging CSPI’s Salt Scare
(March 28th, 2005)
"That bizarre collection of neurotics, nannies, killjoys, hysterics, and scolds better, if misleadingly, known as the Center for Science in the Public Interest, has dreamt up yet another way to poison the pleasure that Americans take in their food," writes Andrew Stuttaford in a read more here »

British MP Slams Anti-Technology Activists
(March 25th, 2005)
"When I first became interested in the controversy about genetically modified crops, I had no bias for or against," writes British House of Lords member Dick Taverne in the The Scotsman this week. "But the more deeply I studied the issue, the more...
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PCRM Lecters Us On What To Eat?
(March 24th, 2005)
Taking a page from the "complete press sluts" at PETA, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is always eager to use the sheen of celebrity to push its radical vegetarian propaganda cloaked as doctor's orders. Yet PCRM made an odd choice...
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Obesity Researcher Faked Data
(March 22nd, 2005)
"In the worst case of scientific fakery to come to light in two decades," the Boston Globe reports, "a top obesity researcher who long worked at the University of Vermont admitted yesterday that he fabricated data in 17 applications for federal grants to make his work seem more...
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PETA On eBay: Dude Looks Like A Lady
(March 21st, 2005)
In its first ten years, the eBay Internet auction phenomenon has grown from a PEZ-dispenser and used-computer flea market into a truly bizarre bazaar. And just when we thought it couldn't get any weirder, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)...
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More (Needless) French-Fry Safety Alerts In Our Future?
(March 18th, 2005)
The Food and Drug Administration has put acrylamide in the news again. The chemical -- produced when starchy foods are cooked at high temperatures -- appears in our diet in ridiculously small and harmless quantities. The latest and best research shows no connection between acrylamide...
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Life Expectancy: Another Obesity Myth Debunked
(March 17th, 2005)
In 2002, Dr. William Klish of Texas Children's Hospital told the Houston Chronicle: "If we don't get this epidemic in check, for the first time in a century children will be looking forward to a shorter life expectancy than their parents." Since then,...
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PETA Targets Kids, Half A World Away
(March 16th, 2005)
"I think it is a really low blow," angry elementary-school principal James Bailey told reporters after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activists intercepted young students walking home from school Monday. "It is hitting under the belt to target kids in this way."...
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