Archive: May 2006

Because You Should Pay More For Food

Last night’s broadcast of Paula Zahn Now on CNN included a debate between a staunch opponent of consumer freedom and an equally steadfast supporter, arguing over that most…
Posted May 31, 2006 at 12:00 am

Former Food Puritan Pounds Paranoid Policies

Early in my children’s lives, I was a no-sugar, no-fat mom, the legacy of my own childhood with a constantly dieting mother. I thought I was doing the right…
Posted May 30, 2006 at 12:00 am

Putting People Over Poultry

Animal-rights fanatics have become increasingly adept at media spin. Nowadays, if given a platform by the press, they frame their “animal liberation” activities as compassionate as well as protected by…
Posted May 26, 2006 at 12:00 am

CSPI On Obesity: Leavitt To Personal Responsibility? Never!

Just a few days before they started moving the goalposts on drinks in school vending machines, the food cops decided they needed to police an even bigger target: the…
Posted May 24, 2006 at 12:00 am

Arizonan Animal Activist Deserts Truth

We don’t know what it is, but there’s something about Arizona that seems to attract deceptive animal-rights activists. Last year we told you about activists’ efforts to get unscientific,…
Posted May 23, 2006 at 12:00 am

Girl Scouts: A Cuter Al-Qaeda

In case you missed your morning dose of crazy, check out the column in yesterday’s New York Times entitled “Killer Girl Scouts.” Op-ed writer Nicholas Kristof frets: “I’ve…
Posted May 22, 2006 at 12:00 am

Mercury Decision: Baseless Fish Scares ‘Could Have Adverse Health Consequences’

This week we’ve explored a recent California court decision that may pave the way for common sense among the fish-eating public. Before refusing to allow California’s…
Posted May 19, 2006 at 12:00 am

Mercury Decision: Faroe Fiction

This week we’ve been exploring the juiciest tidbits from California’s decisive mercury-in-tuna court ruling. Armed with hard science and free from the influence of activist fearmongers, Judge Robert…
Posted May 18, 2006 at 12:00 am

Mercury Decision: ‘Expert Witness’ Misled The Court

Last week’s landmark canned-tuna court decision was full of twists and turns. Who would have thought that mercury in fish is “naturally occurring”? Or that tuna, long the…
Posted May 17, 2006 at 12:00 am

Mercury Decision: ‘Virtually All’ Mercury In Ocean Fish Is ‘From Natural Sources’

On Friday, when the scales of justice swung in California’s landmark mercury-in-tuna court case, they hit some cherished environmental dogma squarely in the face. Green groups have long held…
Posted May 16, 2006 at 12:00 am