Archive: Mar 2005

‘How Did It Come To This?’

“How did it come to this?” asks Mike Miliard in a Boston Phoenix article published earlier this month. “When was it decided that the…
Posted March 31, 2005 at 12:00 am

Press C-C-F For Vending Machine News Morsels

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…
Posted March 30, 2005 at 12:00 am

Slugging CSPI’s Salt Scare

“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…
Posted March 28, 2005 at 12:00 am

British MP Slams Anti-Technology Activists

“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…
Posted March 25, 2005 at 12:00 am

PCRM Lecters Us On What To Eat?

Taking a page from the “complete press sluts” at PETA, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is always eager to use the…
Posted March 24, 2005 at 12:00 am

Obesity Researcher Faked Data

"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…
Posted March 22, 2005 at 12:00 am

PETA On eBay: Dude Looks Like A Lady

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.
Posted March 21, 2005 at 12:00 am

More (Needless) French-Fry Safety Alerts In Our Future?

The Food and Drug Administration has put acrylamide in the news again. The chemical — produced when starchy foods are cooked at high temperatures — appears…
Posted March 18, 2005 at 12:00 am

Life Expectancy: Another Obesity Myth Debunked

In 2002, Dr. William Klish of Texas Children’s Hospital told the Houston Chronicle: “If we don’t get this epidemic [of childhood obesity] in check, for the first…
Posted March 17, 2005 at 12:00 am

PETA Targets Kids, Half A World Away

“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…
Posted March 16, 2005 at 12:00 am