Don’t Get Tricked When You Hand Out Treats
(October 31st, 2008)
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 are wringing their hands with glee and hoping to shame kids out of filling countless pillow cases...
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Food Cops’ Favorite Holiday
(October 30th, 2008)
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 countless opportunities to engage in his favorite activities: yelling, complaining, and warning us about invisible monsters in our candy...
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Abraham Lincoln Was Not An Animal Rights Activist
(October 29th, 2008)
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 entertainment, or a fantastic mechanism to prevent the extinction of a vulnerable species. Nooo. Circus elephants are "slaves." And...
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The Fish Is Fine (But The Mug May Kill You)
(October 27th, 2008)
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 desperate pursuit of the best way to serve up a little mercury hype with your favorite fish: wallet-sized hype,...
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EXCLUSIVE (Parody): Ingrid Newkirk’s First “15 Questions”
(October 24th, 2008)
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 hundreds suggested online by readers. Today we’re hearing a rumor—unconfirmed so far—that the published article was actually made...
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Is Something Fishy? Yep. Mercury-Scare Activists.
(October 23rd, 2008)
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. The activist group just rolled out a mobile-phone version of this food-scare program, and San Diego reporter Jane Ann...
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Tall Tale Of The Week
(October 22nd, 2008)
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 than $4.2 million into a ballot initiative fight aimed at pricing eggs out of Californians’ reach. And...
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Lifestyle Changes Are The Real Obesity Culprit
(October 21st, 2008)
  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: No one food or beverage causes obesity. Rather, it’s our lifestyle choices that can add extra pounds on the scale.
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Unsportsmanlike Conduct From British Food Cops
(October 20th, 2008)
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, the British confectioner that produces Creme Eggs and Dairy Milk chocolate. Predictably, England's National Obesity Forum is less...
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Seven New Things You Didn’t Know
(October 17th, 2008)
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 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), we did our part to set the record straight with easy-to-read primers...
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