Archive: Jul 2009

Gutting Fishy Scaremongering

Activists spread a lot of scares and myths about what we eat—that hot dogs cause cancer, organic food is healthier, and so on. One of the most pernicious…
Posted July 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

Organic Mythology Busted. Again.

Worshippers at the organic-only food altar have been claiming for years, despite bushels of evidence to the contrary, that their precious “natural” fruits, veggies, and meat are healthier than “normal” crops. (You know, inorganic food.) But …
Posted July 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

Meat the Press?

Washington Post writer Ezra Klein donated a few column inches today to the “Real Environmentalists Don’t Eat Meat” gang, claiming that forgoing meat is the best way to reduce…
Posted July 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

The Carrot and the Stick: 2009 Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are co-hosting an obesity conference this week in Washington, called “Weight of the Nation.” With…
Posted July 28, 2009 at 12:00 am

Open Wide and Say “Aaaaaugghhhh”!

Healthcare reform is at the top of the national agenda, and today the spotlight has turned to obesity. As part of its “Weight of the Nation” conference, the Centers for…
Posted July 27, 2009 at 12:00 am

Quote Of The Week

This is a line we just might borrow in the future, but first let’s give credit where credit is due. Yesterday the Los Angeles Times printed a story about…
Posted July 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

Animal Rights Czar?

Fans of the Fox News Channel’s “Glenn Beck Program” saw our Director of Research leading off yesterday’s show, discussing what might happen if animal rights activist Cass Sunstein is confirmed as America’s new “regulatory…
Posted July 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

CSPI Aims for Grand Slam, Whiffs on Facts

This just in: Eating is “dangerous.” At least, that’s what the Center for Science in the Public Interest is claiming in a new lawsuit against Denny’s restaurant. Time…
Posted July 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

WARNING: Animal Rights Activism May Result in Frivolous Lawsuits

As if money-hungry trial lawyers and the Center for Science in the Public Interest weren’t enough. This morning, the phony Cancer Project filed a lawsuit asking the…
Posted July 22, 2009 at 12:00 am

Keeping Wayne Pacelle (Somewhat) Honest

Yesterday a hot document came across our desks: proof that the President of the Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle, isn’t being honest about some of his activist…
Posted July 22, 2009 at 12:00 am