Archive: Aug 2006

Activists: Sayonara to Brain Food

A new insult to common sense came yesterday from the Sea Turtle Restoration Project (STRP), in the form of an alarmist report about trace levels of…
Posted August 31, 2006 at 12:00 am

Ban More Meat Entrees. We Dare You.

Note to Chicago’s do-gooder legislators: The Law of Unintended Consequences isn’t the sort of rule that can be amended or rescinded. That should be the lesson learned in the aftermath…
Posted August 31, 2006 at 12:00 am

Animal-Rights ‘Crabs’ Attack SPCA

You’d think the entire animal protection movement would be supportive of the Prince Rupert Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). But last month the British…
Posted August 30, 2006 at 12:00 am

Rehashed Fat Report Weighs Americans On A Bad Scale

The latest annual “F as in Fat” report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) rehashed the same half-truths about Americans getting fatter that the group…
Posted August 30, 2006 at 12:00 am

Activist Cornucopia Overflows With Bad Ideas

We read this stuff so you don't have to: The most recent issue of The Nation magazine (not a publication known for centrist moderation) features an activist…
Posted August 29, 2006 at 12:00 am

School Nutritionist To Vegan Enforcers: ‘We Have A Right To Choose’

The school-food report cards from the radical Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have hit an unexpected snag. Penny McConnell, food and nutrition director of the…
Posted August 28, 2006 at 12:00 am

Simplistic Attacks Make Bias ‘Obvious’

Weighing in on a recent New York Times Magazine article about the “obesity virus” hypothesis, Yale public health professor David Katz wrote a letter complaining…
Posted August 28, 2006 at 12:00 am

Paris Hilton Selling Tofu?

This one’s too eye-opening to pass up. A website called has sprung up to feature one filmmaker’s (slightly unorthodox) look at life under the food police.
Posted August 25, 2006 at 12:00 am

Animal-Rights ‘Report Card’ Flunks Ethics Test

Continuing the grand tradition of animal rights groups exploiting the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM, the lab-coated affiliate of People for…
Posted August 24, 2006 at 12:00 am

Foie Gras Follies, Chicago-Style

Foie-gras-loving foodies in the City of the Big Shoulders are contemplating their options this morning, as their much-maligned duck liver is now officially contraband.
Posted August 23, 2006 at 12:00 am