Archive: May 2009

Let’s Hear it for American Exceptionalism (and Sushi)

Sushi powerhouse Nobu is typically known for its Hollywood clientele, but this week the high-end restaurant chain is raising its profile for another reason. In response to environmental groups’ demands…
Posted May 28, 2009 at 12:00 am

Belgian Veggie Holiday Lacks Teeth

Tomorrow, public officials in the Flemish city of Ghent will observe a new weekly “holiday” that’s been making international headlines: “Veggiedag.” Civil servants and elected politicians will eat meatless meals,…
Posted May 27, 2009 at 12:00 am

MeMe Roth’s Food-Hating Stunt of the Week

 It’s almost hard to believe that anti-obesity zealot MeMe Roth consented to this profile in the Sunday Guardian. After all, this isn’t the first time Roth came across to…
Posted May 26, 2009 at 12:00 am

Greenpeace Gives No Peace to Fish Lovers

Greenpeace’s new report on so-called sustainable seafood has just been released and every single supermarket in Canada received a failing grade. Not because fish isn’t essential to a complete…
Posted May 22, 2009 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week: Celebrity Chef Edition

“I think people are concerned with what they’re eating,” declared activist chef Alice Waters at a recent Connecticut Forum. “And a lot has to do with celebrity chefs who…
Posted May 21, 2009 at 12:00 am

Good Newz for Michael Vick is Bad Newz for HSUS

Yesterday afternoon the Associated Press broke some peculiar news about the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): The disingenuously named animal rights group has forged an alliance…
Posted May 20, 2009 at 12:00 am

Sounding Off On Sweetener Anxiety

Today the New York Times devoted an entire article to a question that has always stumped us: Why are public health scares so much easier to spread than they are to…
Posted May 19, 2009 at 12:00 am

CDC Nominee Faces Consumer Backlash

Thomas Frieden, President Obama’s pick to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a lightning rod for controversy. In the days since his nomination was announced, major…
Posted May 18, 2009 at 12:00 am

Thomas Frieden: The End of Personal Health?

Some unsettling news from the White House this morning: President Obama has nominated Dr. Thomas Frieden to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Yes, that Thomas Frieden — the…
Posted May 15, 2009 at 12:00 am

Atlanta Investigation Uncovers Deceptive ‘Humane Society’ Agenda

ABC News in Atlanta is taking a cue from us and following the money donated to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). And the results aren’t pretty. The…
Posted May 15, 2009 at 12:00 am