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CSPI Marketing Misrepresentation

The Center for Science in the Public Interest definitely has a way with words. In their most recent annual report, CSPI calls attention to a quote they have taken from…
Posted March 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Coffee Gets a Break

New scientific studies strongly endorse coffee’s many benefits while rejecting older caffeine/coffee warnings as “false alarms.” According to the American Dietetic Association, not only does drinking three cups of…
Posted March 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Pyramid Schemes

For generations of Americans, good nutrition means consuming a balanced diet from the four basic food groups, “layered” in an easy-to-understand scale within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food pyramid.
Posted March 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Activist Fatigue

Why did Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore leave the worldwide organization he started in the early 70s? Moore abandoned Greenpeace because it has been taken over (in his words) “by extremists…
Posted March 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Rx for a Meat-Free Future

Last fall, in a public plea for the U.S. government to sue meat retailers, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) president Dr. Neal Barnard said: “While many legislators are rightly…
Posted November 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

The Next Assault on Meat

Linked by Internet, ideology and overlapping political agendas, animal-rights “crazies” now lock arms with environmental “zealots” and the fat-busting “food police” to keep meat off your menu. This broad new…
Posted November 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

Case Study: ‘Research’ on the Costs of Being Overweight

Issue: A study by Policy Analysis Inc. concluded that overweight people cost their employers $12.7 billion in sick time and insurance coverage in 1994 alone. Behind the Scenes: Following…
Posted October 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

War On Fat

In an unprecedented one-two punch, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the American Obesity Association (AOA) simultaneously launched an all-out war against obesity in America. In their…
Posted October 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

Bustin’ the Food Cops

In a recent ABC 20/20 “ambush” of a popular steakhouse, the food police got caught in their own sting operation. The dining tables were turned on Jayne Hurley…
Posted October 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

Breakthrough Science Being Burned By Junk Science

Just as the “witches” of old Salem were accused, tried and executed without solid evidence, some of today’s breakthrough scientific advances – such as genetically engineered (GE) food – are…
Posted October 1, 1999 at 12:00 am