Gutting Fishy Scaremongering
(July 30th, 2009)
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 myths harms mothers-to-be and their children by warning against fish consumption because of minuscule levels of (mostly naturally-occurring)...
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Organic Mythology Busted. Again.
(July 29th, 2009)
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 BBC News reports on a landmark scientific review published today, which was commissioned by the UK’s Food Standards Agency.  Get ready for...
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Meat the Press?
(July 29th, 2009)
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 our national carbon footprint. He should have dug deeper into the facts. Klein offers the following platitudes:
Going vegetarian might...
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The Carrot and the Stick: 2009 Update
(July 28th, 2009)
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 Big Apple food cop Thomas Frieden now in charge of the CDC, the event holds lots of promise...
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Open Wide and Say “Aaaaaugghhhh”!
(July 27th, 2009)
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 Disease Control and Prevention is highlighting obesity’s role in health care costs with a new panic-inducing annual estimate: read more here »

Quote Of The Week
(July 24th, 2009)
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 this year’s anti-hot dog crusade from the phony, veganism-pushing “Cancer Project” group—itself a spinoff from the misleadingly named...
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Animal Rights Czar?
(July 23rd, 2009)
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 czar.” We’ve been telling reporters for months that Sunstein’s animal-liberation philosophy raises a red flag about his candidacy. Many...
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CSPI Aims for Grand Slam, Whiffs on Facts
(July 23rd, 2009)
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 for an emergency reality check. CSPI has a long history of filing media-stunt lawsuits. This time around, its activist...
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WARNING: Animal Rights Activism May Result in Frivolous Lawsuits
(July 22nd, 2009)
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 court to require a cancer-risk warning label on all hot dog packages sold in New Jersey. There’s no beef...
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Keeping Wayne Pacelle (Somewhat) Honest
(July 22nd, 2009)
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 intentions. This time, the animal rights topic in question is sport hunting. But we suspect there are other similar...
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