Trick Or Tort
(October 31st, 2005)
Trick or Tort? If you're not careful, that might be the question you hear tonight as a band of marauding trial lawyers troll the streets for their next frivolous lawsuit against food purveyors. Think that's a ghost story? It's not as crazy as it sounds. For more than...
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‘Responsible’ Doctor To Congress: Kill The Scientists
(October 27th, 2005)
In an October 26 hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, former Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) spokes-doctor Jerry Vlasak waxed not-so-eloquent about the role that animal researchers should play in the search for AIDS and cancer cures. Speaking of...
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PETA Rent-A-Protester
(October 26th, 2005)
Finding zany news about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is often like shooting fish in a barrel. "Feeling a little low on cash?" wrote PETA in a recent email recruiting activists to protest Ringling Bros. Circus in Chicago, "PETA's here to help." According to...
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ActivistCash Update: Iowa Activists Run Amok, Stampede Farms
(October 24th, 2005)
The newest addition to our award-winning ActivistCash website is an in-depth profile of the self-proclaimed "family" farm activist group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI). Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, ICCI has made a lot of hay demonizing farmers who use modern agriculture to produce the...
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Annoy A Mercury Scaremonger. Eat Fish.
(October 21st, 2005)
Despite scare campaigns from more than two dozen U.S. activist groups who make frightening people into ditching fish a full-time job, good news about seafood is out there -- and you don't have to be an Ivy League scholar to recognize it. Yesterday a series of five (yes, five)...
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‘Cheeseburger Bill’ In Paradise; Out Of House, Heads To Senate
(October 20th, 2005)
Just about the only people in Washington, DC yesterday to oppose common sense protection against frivolous lawsuits were the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the PETA-affiliated Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. They opposed the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act, which...
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New Findings Pan Obesity Myths
(October 19th, 2005)
All too often, activists rely on their academic allies' junk science to scare Americans about the food we eat. "According to the latest study, we're too fat" has become a near-daily refrain in the media. But increasingly, some academics are willing to actively combat the...
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Father Of Modern Agriculture: Activists Threaten World Food Supply
(October 18th, 2005)
The past 50 years have been the most productive period in global agricultural history, leading to the greatest reduction in hunger the world has ever seen. The Green Revolution, as this period came to be known in the developing world, has kept more than one billion people from hunger,...
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Lockyer’s Acrylamide Letter From The Edge
(October 17th, 2005)
You can almost -- almost -- forgive California Attorney General Bill Lockyer for being defensive about his misguided lawsuits against food companies and restaurants that sell fried potato products, which contain trace amounts of a chemical called acrylamide. He recently wrote to a newspaper attempting to justify...
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Sour Lemmons Propose Fast Food Tax
(October 13th, 2005)
In May, we told you that Detroiters didn't take kindly to Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's misguided tax aimed at fast food. But that hasn't stopped Michigan father-and-son state legislative team LaMar Lemmons Jr. and LaMar Lemmons III from introducing the same idea -- and their money grab isn't...
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