Archive: Nov 2009

Absolve Yourself of Holiday Food Guilt

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…
Posted November 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

Don’t Be a Turkey: Get an Obesity Liability Waiver

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…
Posted November 25, 2009 at 12:00 am

Don’t Have a Cow, Vegans

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)…
Posted November 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

A Not-So-Sweet Marketing Gimmick

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…
Posted November 20, 2009 at 12:00 am

Will PETA Protest Itself?

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…
Posted November 20, 2009 at 12:00 am

A Godzilla of Corny Hype

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…
Posted November 19, 2009 at 12:00 am

Toss Out the Myths With the Embalming Fluid

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.
Posted November 18, 2009 at 12:00 am

Sucker, Can You Spare a Dime (for HSUS)?

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…
Posted November 17, 2009 at 12:00 am

Just “Say No” to Bogus Health Tips

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…
Posted November 16, 2009 at 12:00 am

Exposing the Animal Rights Agenda

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…
Posted November 13, 2009 at 12:00 am