‘Humane Wayne’ Muddies the Airwaves
(June 30th, 2009)
“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 Pacelle insisted this morning during an interview with the farm-belt AgriTalk radio program. Sure. While we’re at it,...
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Kids’ Health Can Be Saved By The Recess Bell
(June 29th, 2009)
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 that means: More kids are at greater risk for weight gain. CDC researcher Sarah Lee drew these conclusions from the...
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A Sweet Dose of Reality
(June 26th, 2009)
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 high fructose corn syrup have been all the rage among gimmick-prone shoppers. But the Chicago Tribune did sweetener fashion...
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Know Thy Self, Know Thy Nanny
(June 24th, 2009)
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 by The Independence Institute. And as panelist Radley Balko pointed out, H.L. Mencken had a good...
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Mercury in Fish: Not So Scary After All
(June 23rd, 2009)
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 Dakota announced that, thanks to a nutrient called selenium, mercury levels in fish are “not as harmful...
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HSUS Shows Its True Colors
(June 22nd, 2009)
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 with your local animal shelter. Pacelle writes:
Gourmet magazine is reporting that people are reducing to some degree their consumption...
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Lack of Brain Food Taking Its Toll on Jeremy Piven
(June 19th, 2009)
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 an article in today’s People magazine, Piven says he’s been fish-free for 10 months. He has also given some really bad...
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‘Let Obama Eat Burgers’
(June 18th, 2009)
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 “sending mixed signals on food.”  What a load of radicchio, replies Big Money blogger Dan Mitchell. We...
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Quote of the Week
(June 17th, 2009)
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 to impose those beliefs on other people. However, she cannot say the same for the more vocal vegetarians in the public...
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Kids Wise Up To Moderate Eating (With No Thanks To Snack Police)
(June 16th, 2009)
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 meals. But kids today are smarter than food activists give them credit for. A recent survey shows that more and...
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