People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) thinks animals are “people,” and therefore the group harasses people who eat and wear animal products and those who conduct lifesaving medical research on animals. But PETA has no qualms killing roughly 2,000 dogs and cats every year, … Continue reading
Daytime television’s shamelessly self-promoting “You Doc,” Mehmet Oz, continued his tradition of providing bad dietary advice in his most recent newspaper column. He claims that eating sugar and fat “trigger withdrawal symptoms when you stop eating them.” This is utter hokum. … Continue reading
Sugar and other nutritionally equivalent sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup are under attack by the nation’s foodie commentariat and would-be regulators. In a new book released just in time for New Year’s resolution-makers, Robert Lustig says that the stuff is … Continue reading
Reaction from both sides of the food freedom debate continues to roll in after the defeat of soda tax ballot measures in the California cities of El Monte and Richmond and the failure of a statewide initiative to label some foods produced using … Continue reading
In case you missed it, our HumaneWatch project released a full-page advertisement in USA Today criticizing the outrageous image rehabilitation that the Humane Society of the United States (not to be confused with your local humane society) offered Michael Vick. … Continue reading
Andrew Weil, member of the advisory board of the so-called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and a person not known as a proponent of evidence-based science, somehow wound up being the keynote speaker at the American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia.  As … Continue reading
The radical Waterkeeper Alliance, no stranger to dubious lawsuits, might soon find itself neck-deep in chicken litter. The group, run by the “very reckless” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. — you might remember him for his dangerous claims against childhood vaccines — is slated to go to trial next week in its war … Continue reading
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been playing love games with celebrity activists for quite some time. While some have been diehard extremists for the wacky cause, others have not accommodated PETA’s demands. Now the animal rights (not animal welfare) folks are calling music artist Lady Gaga a Judas … Continue reading
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps must be fat. His teammate Ryan Lochte? Morbidly obese. At least that’s what one might think if we took a slew of questionable studies as gospel. That’s because Phelps and Lochte eat 6,000 to 12,000 calories per day when training for the Olympics. You … Continue reading

Celebs Turning against PETA?

(April 10th, 2012)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is famous for using celebrities (frequently in a state of undress) in its advertisements. And given the ability of these self-defined “complete press sluts” to shock the media into paying attention, you … Continue reading