Mad Cow Disease

Consumers Union Wrong Again on Food Science

The Consumers Union of the United States — the group that does the household appliance comparison tests and publishes the results in Consumer Reports — might know something about refrigerators, but…
Posted January 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Ten Food Rules For Michael Pollan

Yesterday on the New York Times health blog, food writer Michael Pollan asked readers for a few new food rules that everyone should try to live by. For too…
Posted March 10, 2009 at 12:00 am

Seven New Things You Didn’t Know

Some years ago, back before large numbers of Americans understood the wholesale deception and backward philosophies of groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the…
Posted October 17, 2008 at 12:00 am

Yesterday’s Organic Food Propaganda, TODAY

Until late 2006, Lisa Lee Freeman spent her career at Consumer Reports magazine talking about how to save money shopping online for flowers, why consumers should be careful when…
Posted September 9, 2008 at 12:00 am

Perjury?

Yesterday the Riverside (California) Press-Enterprise helped answer a burning question about the undercover slaughterhouse video released on January 30 by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS):…
Posted February 29, 2008 at 12:00 am

Sitting On A Story

We’re not the only ones asking why the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) sat on its explosive slaughterhouse video for several months, while possibly tainted beef made…
Posted February 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

Memo To HSUS: A Little Science Is A Dangerous Thing

Washington, DC’s community of animal scientists and agriculture regulators is buzzing about something Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) president Wayne Pacelle told Congress last week, and…
Posted May 18, 2007 at 12:00 am

Could Some Mad Cows Be ‘All Natural’?

For years a broad coalition of food fanatics has warned Americans about an impending mad cow disease “epidemic.” Their doom-and-gloom scenarios, of course, haven’t come to pass — and…
Posted June 14, 2006 at 12:00 am

Mooving On From Mad-Cow Panic

Like most food scares before it (remember Alar?), mad-cow fear seems to be slowly dying out. Last month a widely run Canadian Press story reported on the lack…
Posted May 1, 2006 at 12:00 am

Catching Bird Flu Hysteria

If the recent news explosion about bird flu has taught us anything, it’s that food scares abhor a vacuum. Now that the British government has declared…
Posted November 8, 2005 at 12:00 am