Absolve Yourself of Holiday Food Guilt
(November 30th, 2009)
We hope you all enjoyed last week’s feast. As with any holiday, though, there’s always some activist group—like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) or the Center for Science in the Public Interest—trying to get media attention by spoiling the fun. PETA has been out...
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Don’t Be a Turkey: Get an Obesity Liability Waiver
(November 25th, 2009)
It’s Thanksgiving time again, and we’re reminding dinner hosts that they should make sure their guests sign our Thanksgiving Liability Waiver. Why? Because you never know when a food feast will turn into a litigation frenzy. We were on the Fox News and Fox Business channels yesterday, explaining how...
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Don’t Have a Cow, Vegans
(November 24th, 2009)
Bucknell University philosophy professor Gary Steiner, a self-described vegan, penned an essay published in the Sunday New York Times to lecture meat-eaters (that is, 97 percent of Americans) about how cruel they are. Steiner thinks he has it all figured out. If only someone—anyone—agreed with him. Steiner’s...
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A Not-So-Sweet Marketing Gimmick
(November 20th, 2009)
Phil Lempert, self-described supermarket “guru,” has a new video touting, among other things, the fact that Necco Wafers are made without high fructose corn syrup:
You know that change is coming when 162 year old candy takes out the artificial colors and artificial flavors from its product. Necco Wafers contain no...
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Will PETA Protest Itself?
(November 20th, 2009)
When British entrepreneur Simon Buckhaven invented an electric gizmo that kills lobsters and crabs “more humanely” than the traditional method of dispatching the creatures—in a pot of boiling water—no one was surprised to see People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) jump on the bandwagon. But read more here »

A Godzilla of Corny Hype
(November 19th, 2009)
It never takes much for the food scolds at Center for Science in the Public Interest to rev-up one of their stale diet-nanny crusades. Today, CSPI is breathlessly telling media outlets about its shocking, shocking discovery that movie theater popcorn (which CSPI dubs the “Godzilla of snacks”) read more here »

Toss Out the Myths With the Embalming Fluid
(November 18th, 2009)
Activists like journalism professor Michael Pollan are quick to blame foods in our “Western diet” for a smorgasbord of problems -- heart disease being the most recent one. But a new investigation stuffs this foodie blame-game in a sarcophagus. Researchers examining Egyptian mummies discovered that our predecessors...
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Sucker, Can You Spare a Dime (for HSUS)?
(November 17th, 2009)
Wayne Pacelle, president of the animal-rights advocating Humane Society for the United States (HSUS), sent out an urgent appeal yesterday: HSUS needs to raise $25,000 in order to run pressure ads to badger a restaurant company into using only “cage free” eggs. We have to wonder: With...
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Just “Say No” to Bogus Health Tips
(November 16th, 2009)
There’s a lot of spurious scaremongering being passed around as fact (see CSPI), but sometimes one claim really sticks out. That’s the case with a health column in yesterday’s Star Tribune, in which readers are advised to “say no” to high fructose corn syrup. Why? Because of...
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Exposing the Animal Rights Agenda
(November 13th, 2009)
Millions have already downloaded and read our primers on animal rights groups.  Called “7 Things You Didn’t Know,” these easy-to-read sheets expose the wholesale deception and backward philosophies of groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and...
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