Archive: Oct 2008

Don’t Get Tricked When You Hand Out Treats

As children across the nation tweak their Trick-or-Treating costumes, and politicos argue over which rob-from-the-rich / give-to-the-poor candidate should dress as Robin Hood this year, America’s food police…
Posted October 31, 2008 at 12:00 am

Food Cops’ Favorite Holiday

You wouldn’t think it’s true, but Halloween is a nutrition activist’s favorite holiday. A food cop in the midst of Trick-or-Treaters is a mosquito in a nudist colony. He has…
Posted October 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln Was Not An Animal Rights Activist

Animal rights nuts live in a world where the line between fact and fiction is blurry, at best. On Planet PETA, for instance, circus elephants aren’t a source of family…
Posted October 29, 2008 at 12:00 am

The Fish Is Fine (But The Mug May Kill You)

If you’re looking for a little shock and terror to go with your sushi this Halloween, seafood activists have got you covered. Many bizarre hours have been spent in a…
Posted October 27, 2008 at 12:00 am

EXCLUSIVE (Parody): Ingrid Newkirk’s First “15 Questions”

Next week TIME magazine will feature People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) founder Ingrid Newkirk in a “10 questions” feature, answering queries cherry-picked from among…
Posted October 24, 2008 at 12:00 am

Is Something Fishy? Yep. Mercury-Scare Activists.

NBC viewers in San Diego and Chicago saw a horribly misleading news story yesterday about the Sea Turtle Restoration Project (STRP) and its needlessly alarmist fish-mercury calculator.
Posted October 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

Tall Tale Of The Week

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you simply have to give the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) points for chutzpah. This year HSUS has already poured more…
Posted October 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

Lifestyle Changes Are The Real Obesity Culprit

  Sometimes good advice comes from unexpected sources. The chief executive of the world’s biggest soft drink company served up some common sense during the InterBev 2008 conference yesterday:…
Posted October 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

Unsportsmanlike Conduct From British Food Cops

Across the pond, the London Organising Committee of the 2012 Olympic Games is lining up official sponsors to help pay for the coming sporting spectacle. They recently signed Cadbury,…
Posted October 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

Seven New Things You Didn’t Know

Some years ago, back before large numbers of Americans understood the wholesale deception and backward philosophies of groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the…
Posted October 17, 2008 at 12:00 am