CCF To NYC: Drop The Trans Fat Hysteria
(September 29th, 2006)
Tuesday's announcement that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would consider forcibly expunging trans fats from restaurants all over the Big Apple isn't sitting well with a lot of folks. While man-of-the-people/billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the proposal by...
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Putting More Critters In Harm’s Way, Animal-Rights-Style
(September 28th, 2006)
We told you last week about a disturbing pattern of animals turning up dead after pious animal "rights" activists intervene in the natural order of things. We didn't even mention the more than 14,400 dogs and cats that have perished at the hands of People...
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Trans Fat: Fact And Fiction
(September 28th, 2006)
As we told you yesterday, the fight between advocates of consumer freedom and the nanny state's henchmen is coming to a head in New York City, as local lawmakers have unanimously voiced their support for an outright ban on a popular culinary bogeyman: trans fat. Knowing full...
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When Bad News is Good News: The Spinach Story
(September 27th, 2006)
The media frenzy surrounding the recent spinach-related E. coli infections has begun to die down. It's certainly a good thing that the causes, effects, and geographical origins of the illness have been well publicized, but one important insight has been lost in the shuffle. The scope of the outbreak...
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Fat Proposals Saturate Big Apple With Paternalism
(September 27th, 2006)
Everything's bigger in New York -- especially the government. That was the message sent by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene when that august agency announced yesterday that it would consider banning trans fats from restaurants and requiring restaurants to print calorie-counts wherever...
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Here Come The Animal Activists. Hide the Bug Spray.
(September 26th, 2006)
In the latest example of just how far off society's fringes the animal rights movement has strayed, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has declared its objection to a cockroach-eating promotion announced last week by the Six Flags Great America theme park. The idea...
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Animal Rights Protest: Lie Down For A While
(September 25th, 2006)
Capitalizing on the ability of twenty-somethings to remain motionless for prolonged periods of time, a horde of animal rights groups -- including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Farm Animal Reform Movement -- are hosting a 'die-in' in front of the U.S....
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Who Will Save The Animals From The Activists?
(September 21st, 2006)
For a movement that claims to value animals on a par with people, animal-rights radicals sure have been killing a lot of fish. Police in Oban, on Scotland's west coast, are investigating the release of 15,000 halibut from a fish farm -- a million-dollar crime...
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Scaremongering Academic Needs A Little More Schooling
(September 20th, 2006)
In an op-ed hitting newspapers on both coasts, San Francisco State University professor Ramon Castellblanch penned a particularly pernicious piece of opinion journalism blaming "the profit-driven behavior of food manufacturers and sellers" for much of America's "obesity epidemic." He complains that trial...
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Yet Another Reason To Ignore Lab-Coated Animal Zealots
(September 19th, 2006)
To hear the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) tell it, serving meat, cheese or milk to children is virtually criminal. The group calls school lunches "weapons of mass destruction" for including meat and dairy, and its annual "report card" press release grades school cafeterias read more here »