Archive: Jun 2006 (page 2)

Menu Labeling: Not The Cat’s Meow

Just two days ago, the food cops at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)…
Posted June 15, 2006 at 12:00 am

Could Some Mad Cows Be ‘All Natural’?

For years a broad coalition of food fanatics has warned Americans about an impending mad cow disease “epidemic.” Their doom-and-gloom scenarios, of course, haven’t come to pass — and…
Posted June 14, 2006 at 12:00 am

CSPI Says: Dance For Us, Colonel Sanders!

Looks like the food police have a quota to meet. Last seen moving the goalposts on beverage policy, this morning the dietary dictators at the Center for Science…
Posted June 13, 2006 at 12:00 am

Spain Goes Bananas For Animal Rights

Animal rights activists are going ape over the latest insanity bubbling up in Europe. The Telegraph (UK) reports that lawmakers in Spain’s Socialist majority caucus have proposed a law…
Posted June 12, 2006 at 12:00 am

Green Scaremongering By The Numbers

Eco-activist group Greenpeace‘s prospects just got a little browner. Perhaps a little exhausted by frightening Africans away from life-saving biotech crops, the green nuts let their mask slip…
Posted June 8, 2006 at 12:00 am

Look Out Kids, It’s Obesity! Run!

California may be on the way to becoming the nation’s largest state in more ways than one. The San Francisco Chronicle reported this morning that just over half of the…
Posted June 8, 2006 at 12:00 am

Spare The Rod (Or The Love), Spoil The Child

A new study is making waves in obesity news — and for good reason. Researchers writing in this month’s issue of the journal Pediatrics have found that…
Posted June 7, 2006 at 12:00 am

Consumer Reports Rated Worst Science

The world according to Consumer Reports (CR) magazine is generally a happy place full of “best buy” cars and top-rated toasters — until you…
Posted June 6, 2006 at 12:00 am

Portion Control: It’s What’s (Left) For Dinner

Worried you haven’t been hearing enough bad ideas lately? Be sure to check out the Food and Drug Administration’s new report on food and obesity. Chief among the…
Posted June 5, 2006 at 12:00 am

Judge Keeps PETA Animal Killers On A Tight Leash

On Wednesday afternoon in a North Carolina courtroom, defense lawyers for two animal-cruelty defendants asked a judge to dismiss dozens of criminal charges. The judge was unimpressed. The defendants,…
Posted June 2, 2006 at 12:00 am