Archive: Feb 2008

Perjury?

Yesterday the Riverside (California) Press-Enterprise helped answer a burning question about the undercover slaughterhouse video released on January 30 by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS):…
Posted February 29, 2008 at 12:00 am

Sitting On A Story

We’re not the only ones asking why the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) sat on its explosive slaughterhouse video for several months, while possibly tainted beef made…
Posted February 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

Baked Good Boycott

Girl Scouts may soon be forced to trade in their merit badges for prison stripes. Today, publicist-turned-obesity-activist MeMe Roth accused the scouts of endangering public health. Known for being…
Posted February 27, 2008 at 12:00 am

Twinkies Worse Than Terrorists, Food Cop Claims

It’s no secret that frivolous lawsuits are becoming increasingly absurd. Case in point: Last year, a Washington, DC judge sued a family-owned neighborhood dry cleaner for $54 million over…
Posted February 26, 2008 at 12:00 am

‘Organic’ Fiction Exposed (Again)

Over the past decade, organic foods have soared in popularity. But it’s important to note that “popular” doesn’t mean “safer” or even “more healthful.” Researchers at Kings College London announced…
Posted February 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

Fish Fears, Miami-Style

You’ve got to hand it to the activists at Oceana. Their tunnel-vision fantasy about supposed “health hazards” from traces of mercury in fish is so acute that even robust…
Posted February 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

Quotes (Quacks) of the Week

Foie gras is in the news again, and this time it has nothing to do with Chicago politics or secret “duckeasies” where foodies can get their illicit…
Posted February 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

The Elephants In HSUS’s Living Room

As fallout from the nation’s largest beef recall continues to float through newsrooms and school districts, Americans have begun to ask hard questions about the safety of our…
Posted February 19, 2008 at 12:00 am

Four Legs Good…

Nuttiness is hardly unusual in the animal rights world, but last week our cup runneth over. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) president Ingrid Newkirk has fired…
Posted February 19, 2008 at 12:00 am

Menu Labeling Meltdown

Last week, the food cop campaign to plaster our nation’s menus with warning labels suffered a major blow. University of Alabama researcher and Obesity Society president-elect Dr. David…
Posted February 18, 2008 at 12:00 am