Archive: Oct 2005

Trick Or Tort

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…
Posted October 31, 2005 at 12:00 am

‘Responsible’ Doctor To Congress: Kill The Scientists

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…
Posted October 27, 2005 at 12:00 am

PETA Rent-A-Protester

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…
Posted October 26, 2005 at 12:00 am

ActivistCash Update: Iowa Activists Run Amok, Stampede Farms

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…
Posted October 24, 2005 at 12:00 am

Annoy A Mercury Scaremonger. Eat Fish.

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…
Posted October 21, 2005 at 12:00 am

‘Cheeseburger Bill’ In Paradise; Out Of House, Heads To Senate

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…
Posted October 20, 2005 at 12:00 am

New Findings Pan Obesity Myths

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…
Posted October 19, 2005 at 12:00 am

Father Of Modern Agriculture: Activists Threaten World Food Supply

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,…
Posted October 18, 2005 at 12:00 am

Lockyer’s Acrylamide Letter From The Edge

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…
Posted October 17, 2005 at 12:00 am

Sour Lemmons Propose Fast Food Tax

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…
Posted October 13, 2005 at 12:00 am