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
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
It’s been a few years since America’s pork producers suffered a sustained deluge of failed lawsuits from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance, but that doesn’t mean that the group hasn’t been busy making life difficult for the families that … Continue reading
Last week, we looked at New York Times
columnist Mark Bittman’s argument
that “It’d be even better, really, if most of came from within a few hundred miles of where we live.” We were skeptical that Bittman’s “locavore” ethics were good for consumers
Aussie model and PETA anti-fur campaigner Ruby Rose wrote
today that she’s troubled by our investigation into People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) animal-killing activities. Rose was "shocked" to find out that our accounting
of PETA’s substantial slaughter of adoptable dogs and cats is accurate,...
New York Times
food columnist Mark Bittman started off his Saturday column with promise
. He acknowledged that it’s “just plain wrong” to assume that fast food is cheaper than homecooked healthy meals – a fact we’ve pointed out as well
, even if picking up dinner is occasionally...
We’ve long pointed out that “scarecrow
” Dr. Oz’s TV show is far more about showmanship than any credible advice about food and nutrition. And now we’re not the only ones criticizing Dr. Oz: The Food and Drug Administration has jumped into the ring
In a recent episode
, Oz reports...
When the veganism-pushing documentary Forks Over Knives
came out on DVD two weeks ago, it became apparent that this movie would be 2011’s mass-hysteria answer to Food Inc.
And it’s every bit as conspiracy-minded about the food industry.
The movie’s official website boasts that the documentary
Dr. Joseph Mercola has a lot of strange ideas (like his comparison of chicken nuggets to Silly Putty
), but the Internet’s most famous osteopath couldn’t be more self-servingly wrong in his blog post about fish oil this week.
On FoodConsumer.org, he writes
There are times when supplements can be...