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Forbidden Fruit: CSPI Is Still Leading Us Into Temptation

Once again, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is going after restaurants, but this time there is evidence that their attack on choice may backfire, hurting the…
Posted September 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

Butterflies are Cheap. Junk Science Costs a Bundle.

Supporters of “chaos theory” argue that a butterfly flapping its wings in Europe can trigger hundreds of chain reactions which will eventually affect the weather in the U.S. While that…
Posted July 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

Mad Cows or Mad Scientists

The mad cow disease scare that destroyed Britain’s beef industry and cost the country £3.5 billion may not have been caused by tainted beef after all. According to the…
Posted July 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

Medium Rare…er

The nanny culture is bringing about the demise of another American classic: the medium-rare hamburger. Apparently the very real threat of lawsuits is forcing many restaurants to restrict their guests’…
Posted June 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

CSPI’s Junk Science Factory

Tired of the slow pace and rigorous standards of good science? Try CSPI Science. In almost no time, you can wow your friends in the media with “scientific” claims that…
Posted April 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

Falling for the Swordfish Campaign: Hook Lie and Sinker

Remember the ALAR-on-Apples Scare of 1989? If the group that ignited that hoax asked you to convince your customers to order less shrimp, flounder and red snapper, you’d probably tell…
Posted April 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

Anti-Meat Messages Go Mainstream

The mainstream media is starting to adopt the hogwash of the anti-meat alliance. The hit movie “Babe” The anti-meat alliance couldn’t have asked for a better spokespig than…
Posted April 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

Have It Your Way

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) hasn’t come right out and said we can’t barbecue hamburgers… yet. But they sure are making it hard for us to…
Posted April 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

Meat the Enemy

Meat the enemy Environmental activism is no longer about “paper or plastic.” It’s about meat. Specifically, it’s all about getting people to eat less of it. Environmental activists have joined…
Posted April 1, 1999 at 12:00 am

Less Meat by the Book

The Consumer’s Guide to Effective Environmental Choices Michael Brower, PhD and Warren Leon, PhD. Three Rivers Press, 1999 It’s official. According to a new book from…
Posted April 1, 1999 at 12:00 am