Archive: Oct 2009

Quote of the Week

Last night in Los Angeles, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) president Wayne Pacelle showed why he’s been able to turn a group that sounds as if it’s…
Posted October 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

“Physicians Committee” Abuses the Law. Again.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a ridiculously misnamed animal rights group, filed a complaint with the USDA yesterday against a Massachusetts hospital that uses pigs in…
Posted October 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

Crushing Beverage Tax Proposals

Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution features us in a pro-con debate about whether health policy should include a sugar-sweetened beverage tax. The “pro” side is represented by an Emory University…
Posted October 27, 2009 at 12:00 am

Cracking the Shell of Animal Rights Activism

It’s flu season, and as The New York Times reports today, President Obama has declared the H1N1 flu outbreak a national emergency while supplies of H1N1 flu vaccines are…
Posted October 26, 2009 at 12:00 am

‘PETA Tötet Tiere,’ and Other Useful German Phrases

When we translated our wildly popular “PETA Kills Animals” website into German, French, Italian, and Russian, we thought maybe—just maybe—a handful of consumers in a…
Posted October 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

Meet the Animal Rights Movement’s Rich Aunt

The deceptively named “Cancer Project” animal-rights group is at it again. This time its target isn’t hot dog makers, but grilled-chicken servers. The group, a branch of the…
Posted October 22, 2009 at 12:00 am

The Empire State Strikes Back?

The New York Daily News reported yesterday that, just in time for Halloween, Governor David Paterson pledged to raise his sugar-sweetened beverage tax from the dead. And dead it…
Posted October 21, 2009 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

The New York Times reported last week that Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating food companies’ use of labels on breakfast cereals and other products. The usual suspects…
Posted October 20, 2009 at 12:00 am

More Syrupy Pseudo-Science

Osteopath Joseph Mercola has plenty to sell you on his website. He’s also known for, as a Business Week commentator put it, “slick promotion, clever use of…
Posted October 19, 2009 at 12:00 am

Another Big Sham in the Big Apple

With all their public awareness campaigns, you’d think the anti-fat warriors in New York City’s government could keep their so-called “good” and “bad” foods straight. But as the New York…
Posted October 16, 2009 at 12:00 am