Food Scares (page 52)

Mad Cow Fiction, Stranger Than Truth

If you’re among the millions of Americans whose summer plans include a sandy beach and a wild work of fiction, we recommend taking along mad-cow disease selections from New…
Posted June 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

Center for Scaremongering Pseudo-science, Inc.

In this month’s Reason magazine cover story, Jacob Sullum profiles the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the undisputed leader of the…
Posted June 9, 2003 at 12:00 am

Mercury, Schmercury. Eat Your Fish.

A new study published in the Lancet, an international medical journal, decisively demonstrates that there is nothing to fear from trace amounts of mercury in fish. In February,…
Posted May 21, 2003 at 12:00 am

SPECIAL REPORT: Obesity-and-Cancer Junk Science Proves Nothing

By now you’ve all heard the news. Growing love-handles or having a little too much “junk in the trunk” will give us all cancer — or so the…
Posted May 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Rights Of Scaremongers

The pretentiously named tompaine.com recently published an article titled “Want drugs with those fries?” that raises fears about the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture leading…
Posted April 28, 2003 at 12:00 am

The End of PB&J

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches would be banned from Connecticut schools under proposed legislation. Thanks to overblown fears of “trans fats,” the bill would eliminate all foods containing…
Posted April 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

Bully for CSPI

A new study from Johns Hopkins University found that rats fed genistein — a naturally occurring component of soybeans — developed abnormal reproductive organs. We’re still waiting for…
Posted March 13, 2003 at 12:00 am

A Classified Ad We’d Like to See

Wanted — outrageous, outdated, out-of-context sound bites for use by major environmental advocacy group leader. No in-depth research, scientific literacy, or other validation needed. Just “short and punchy” quotes that…
Posted March 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

Mad cow? What mad cow?

As we’ve been telling you for the past two years, the mad-cow-disease “epidemic” promised by anti-meat and organic-agriculture scaremongers was based on activist hype, not sound science. But you…
Posted March 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

Activists Fishing For Danger

If activists have their way, supermarket chains in California will end up paying $2,500 in fines for every day they sold fish without “warning labels” about mercury. The…
Posted February 4, 2003 at 12:00 am