Celebrities (page 12)

The Secret Garden

This morning’s Detroit Free Press heaps praise on Ohio’s Chef’s Garden farm, frequented by America’s leading celebrity chefs. But there’s more to the story than what’s sprouted through…
Posted May 7, 2002 at 12:00 am

Turner’s Millions Quiet Critics

America’s largest private landowner, billionaire Ted Turner, cuts timber on his properties, drills for natural gas, sponsors bison hunts, has erected fences that “snare and torture migrating wildlife,” and even…
Posted January 21, 2002 at 12:00 am

Turner-About Isn’t Fair Play

Ted Turner is investing a quarter-billion dollars over the next five years to fight the threat of bioterrorism. It’s certainly a laudable goal. But Ted could save a…
Posted December 4, 2001 at 12:00 am

Ex-Beatle endorses PETA campaign aimed at British children

In his latest collaboration with the extreme animal-rights group, recording artist Paul McCartney is endorsing a campaign run by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA); the effort is aimed at getting British schoolchildren to stop drinking milk. According to the New York Post, McCartney will host a fund-raising party for PETA this coming weekend, along with other Nanny-celebs Pamela Anderson, Oliver Stone, and Ringo Starr.
Posted September 4, 2001 at 12:00 am

What would Lou Grant think?

It’s just the latest in a long line of examples of celebrity glitter being brought to bear by the Nanny Culture. A new program from the anti-meat nannies at…
Posted August 13, 2001 at 12:00 am

Star-struck

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine bashes celebrity cookbooks by Martha Stewart, Julia Child, and others. Grandma's cookies wouldn't get a good review from these nannies.
Posted December 15, 2000 at 12:00 am

Royal Row Over Genetic Engineering

Prince Charles, champion of organic farming, might want to avoid having dinner with his sister Princess Anne, who recently said, "It is a huge oversimplification to say all farming ought to be organic or that there should be no genetically modified foods. I'm sorry, but life isn't that simple."
Posted June 5, 2000 at 12:00 am

Jeb Jumps In The MCS Web

Florida governor Jeb Bush is the latest to unnecessarily elevate multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) from a dubious concept to an ersatz "cause" by declaring May 7-13 MCS Week. Bush's action comes despite the American Medical Association's rejection of MCS as a genuine, symptomatic illness.
Posted April 24, 2000 at 12:00 am

Teaching Kids To Fear Meat

The nannies at the Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM) have rounded up a roster of second-rate actors and unemployed "celebrities" to promote its 16th annual "Great American Meatout" on March 20. This year, FARM has also set its sights on school kids by pushing "easy, fun and effective" classroom lesson plans at every grade level to advance their militant vegetarian dogma. "Ultimately the movement toward healthier, kinder and sustainable food choices relies on education," FARM says.
Posted February 18, 2000 at 12:00 am

Wallowing In Misguided Notions

The eco-nannies at Earth Island Institute weigh in on the "Fat Epidemic." They suggest that fast-food restaurants' marketing to children is to blame and they practically endorse the infamous "Twinkie tax."
Posted February 8, 2000 at 12:00 am