Meat (page 9)

Michael Pollan’s Mission to Reverse Progress

When food writer Michael Pollan romanticizes the days when our great-grandmothers were preparing meals from scratch, it’s not because he’s craving a taste of the “Old World.” Pollan, warns…
Posted February 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

Healthy Cafeteria Food Doesn’t Have to Be “Nasty”

Public schools in many states are eagerly promoting healthy eating for children, and that’s a good first step toward making kids—well, healthier. (If more of them would bring back…
Posted February 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

Phony “Medical” Group Sues Again

Still bitter over the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) not taking its “medical” advice to heart in the 2011 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, one animal rights group is hoping…
Posted February 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

Fast Food Ad Guru Rebrands Himself

Alex Bogusky was an advertising firebrand renowned as a groundbreaking idea machine. He created the Burger King royalty, the oversized fast-food icon that made BK some giant profits. He’s also done work for Domino’s and Coca-Cola.
Posted October 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

It’s always encouraging to read about people whose conversion story draws them away from the lunatic fringe. Such is the case with George Monbiot, a columnist with London’s Guardian…
Posted September 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

Meritless Animal Rights Theory Skewered, Grilled by Court

We reported about two years ago that the deceptively named “Physicians Committee” for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)—really an animal rights group with few actual physicians—filed a “toxic tort” lawsuit…
Posted August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

Meat Fearmongering Full of Baloney

Dutifully observing the national obsession with the phrase “according to the latest study,” Reuters distributed a news story yesterday with a blaring headline: “Chemicals in meat may be…
Posted August 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

Animal Rights Group’s Lawsuit a Leafy Fantasy

We’re still trying to decide how to describe the latest lawsuit from the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), but the words “dumb,” “dumber,” and “frivolous” keep coming…
Posted July 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

“Two Face” Bloomberg Strikes Again in Gotham

Major League Eating (MLE) hosted its biggest annual competition in New York City on Sunday, featuring the granddaddy of competitive-eating events: the hot-dog contest. As with any "sport,"…
Posted July 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

Kids Reject Vegan “Food Revolution”

The Congressional battle over regulating school lunch nutrition has drawn the attention of a number of activist groups that are trying to influence what’s on our kids' menus. One…
Posted July 7, 2010 at 12:00 am