Archive: Mar 2007

Recalled Pet Food Kills Fewer Animals Than PETA

We just came from a fascinating event at the National Press Club in Washington. At noon today, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) vice president…
Posted March 30, 2007 at 12:00 am

It’s As Simple As Saying “No”

A new study on children’s advertising released by the Kaiser Family Foundation has food activists up in arms. And, as usual, some not-so-surprising statistics have spawned invasive policy proposals…
Posted March 30, 2007 at 12:00 am

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Blame Canada

Yesterday Canada’s national public health agency adjusted its standards for trace levels of mercury in several kinds of fish. Based on recent science (click here, here, and…
Posted March 29, 2007 at 12:00 am

Canadian Headlines, Yesterday’s News

Today dozens of Canadian newspapers ran stories on the latest gloomy obesity report. Headlines like "Obesity dooms Canadian children to shorter lifespan" and "Generation XL facing shorter life…
Posted March 28, 2007 at 12:00 am

Ten Essential Mercury Facts

OK — you’re still confused about harmless traces of mercury that have always been in the fish you eat. A major Harvard study concluded that the health benefits…
Posted March 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

Irradiation (Finally) Getting Its Due; Anti-Tech Activists Incensed

On Sunday, NBC’s Dateline profiled a cutting-edge technology that could work wonders for the American food supply … if activists would just let it. (Click here for video.) Irradiation…
Posted March 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

Vegan ‘Physicians’ Group, Heal Thyself

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) chief attorney Dan Kinburn appeared at a San Francisco legal conference on Friday, and a funny thing happened on the way…
Posted March 26, 2007 at 12:00 am