Archive: Jun 2009

‘Humane Wayne’ Muddies the Airwaves

“I don’t think anyone can reasonably claim that our work is moving in the direction of eliminating animal agriculture,” Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) president Wayne…
Posted June 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

Kids’ Health Can Be Saved By The Recess Bell

The newest figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicate that fully one-third of schools don’t offer physical education or recess options to all students. You know what…
Posted June 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

A Sweet Dose of Reality

It’s official: Sweetener switch-ups are this summer’s most popular food fad. Since Starbucks first pushed that bandwagon forward a few weeks ago, labels advertising their contents as free of…
Posted June 26, 2009 at 12:00 am

Know Thy Self, Know Thy Nanny

What motivates the pushy puritans we’ve come to know as the Nanny State? Last week, we shared our thoughts with three other “anti-nannyists” on a KBDI-TV (PBS Denver) roundtable hosted…
Posted June 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

Mercury in Fish: Not So Scary After All

This just in from The Miami Herald: “Most adults need not worry” about risks associated with tiny traces of methylmercury in seafood. And researchers from the University of North…
Posted June 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

HSUS Shows Its True Colors

The newest blog manifesto by Wayne Pacelle, animal-savior-in-chief at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), is just a reminder that HSUS has more in common with PETA than…
Posted June 22, 2009 at 12:00 am

Lack of Brain Food Taking Its Toll on Jeremy Piven

Remember back in March, when actor and “Sushigate” star Jeremy Piven went to Miami and “dined on calamari salad and tuna tartare surrounded by a cadre of women”? According to…
Posted June 19, 2009 at 12:00 am

‘Let Obama Eat Burgers’

Yesterday, Maureen Dowd devoted her New York Times column to criticizing President Obama’s eating habits. Why? Because the President’s occasional indulgence in one of nearby Arlington, VA’s famous cheeseburgers is…
Posted June 18, 2009 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman writes today about a critical scourge facing vegetarians: other vegetarians. While Freeman has her reasons for not eating meat, she doesn’t feel the need…
Posted June 17, 2009 at 12:00 am

Kids Wise Up To Moderate Eating (With No Thanks To Snack Police)

You’ve heard it all before: For years, the health zealot’s rallying cry has been that children need to be “protected” from food advertising and tempting toys in their happy…
Posted June 16, 2009 at 12:00 am