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Cooking Up a Storm!

Few food services operators realize that nearly every nanny group generating headlines with their opposition to new biotech foods also opposes most other aspects of conventional agriculture; those time- and…
Posted September 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Teaching Chefs Organic Politics

The influence of the Chefs Collaborative (CC) doesn’t stop at the media’s microphone. CC is currently joining forces with the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the nation’s most well-known…
Posted September 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Fat Tax Attack!

The recent National Nutrition Summit in Washington, D.C., was heavily hyped by top government officials as a vehicle for tapping the collective expertise of the country’s leading nutritionists. Their mission?…
Posted August 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Inside the American Corn Growers Association

The American Corn Growers Association (ACGA) caught the media spotlight recently when it submitted comments to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology. Founded in 1987…
Posted August 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Peta’s Push to Punish People

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the nation’s most notorious animal-rights group, has grown by leaps and bounds. With over 700,000 members, 120 employees, and a rich…
Posted July 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

CSPI Proposes New Taxes on TV and Gasoline…

Will new taxes on TVs and gasoline make people thin? These are just two of many bewildering proposals being put forth by the so-called Center for Science in the Public…
Posted May 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Nannies Reach the Top of the National Nutrition Summit

The National Nutrition Summit, to be held May 30-31 in Washington, D.C., has a far-reaching agenda to battle the so-called “obesity epidemic.” Its plan goes far beyond the USDA’s scheduled…
Posted May 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Biofoods mean better health for billions and an end to malnutrition and starvation

In the last half-century, the number of people fed by a single U.S. farmer has grown from 19 to 129. Despite this stunning advance, intractable health and nutrition problems remain.
Posted May 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

On Changing What People Eat

The American Stop Smoking Intervention Study (ASSIST), quoting from the American Journal of Public Health: “[T]here is public support for additional public health efforts to regulate the sale and consumption…
Posted April 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

More Absurd Fat Tax Proposals

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has dramatically ratcheted up its call for “city, state or federal taxes on soft drinks, and foods high in calories, fat or…
Posted March 1, 2000 at 12:00 am