Hey, PETA: Leave The Animals Out Of It, Okay?
(July 31st, 2006)
One of the latest campaigns unveiled by the animal-rights publicity hounds at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has us howling with laughter. As the Irish Independent reported last week: "Animal rights activists have gone barking mad -- they want pet owners to feed...
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Sweet Relief
(July 31st, 2006)
"If it were cast in a Hollywood movie today, high-fructose corn syrup might well be starring as a suspect set free for lack of evidence," writes Jack Cox in this morning's Denver Post. Indeed, the evidence points to high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS for short) playing no unique role...
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Delicious Trans Fat Wisdom From The Wall Street Journal
(July 27th, 2006)
If he were alive today, Frank Sinatra would not be calling Chicago "my kind of town." First the Chicago City Council shoved a ban of the French delicacy foie gras down the throats of city-dwellers on flimsy animal-rights premises. Now the city oligarchs are weighing a ban on...
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PCRM: ‘Animal-Rights Advocate,’ Not ‘Pro-Vegetarian’
(July 26th, 2006)
At least one editor gets it. Yesterday Washington Post "Lean Plate Club" columnist Sally Squires wrote a defense of "good" carbohydrates, including the mention of a study co-authored by "Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a pro-vegetarian group." The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reprinted the Squires...
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Warning Signs Smell Fishy
(July 25th, 2006)
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is notorious for its hyperbolic and big-brother like public health campaigns. From trans fats to sugary sodas, CSPI's efforts have always been more scare than science. A case in point is its perennial lobbying to get the...
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A Steady Diet Of Common Sense
(July 24th, 2006)
Why did the chicken cross the road?

She didn't want to get hit with a frivolous lawsuit.
"Frivolous." That's how an editorial in The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts) described the Center For Science in the Public Interest's (CSPI) lawsuit against KFC for using cooking oil that contains...
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Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is (Still) Pammy
(July 21st, 2006)
We've told you before about Pam Anderson's apparent struggles with the philosophical rigors of being a spokes-blonde for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In addition to indulging in hair dye, breast implants, and collagen injections (all tested on animals), she has appeared on...
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Self-Serve and Slippery Slopes
(July 20th, 2006)
"What are we going to do? Live on a diet of lentils and tap water?" That was the question posed by Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass during this morning's Today show coverage of the Chicago City Council's recent barrage of consumer constraints. Having banned foie gras,...
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Obesity Hype Goes Too Far (Yet Again)
(July 19th, 2006)
A scientific study making the news recently demonstrates for the umpteenth time that the hype surrounding obesity can actually be harmful to our health. As we've elaborated in our book An Epidemic of Obesity Myths, obesity numbers are overstated time and again for financial and...
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The Myth Of PETA’s Creative Genius
(July 18th, 2006)
Say what you will about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), but the group has a reputation for being a juggernaut of ingenuity. As we told the Richmond Times-Dispatch earlier this year, PETA is "fiendishly creative, diabolically media-savvy, and almost always wrong." But...
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