One notable remnant of mad-cow hysteria
is on its way out the door. A homespun activist claiming that a so-called "cluster" of 17 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) cases was linked to beef served at a New Jersey racetrack recently sparked a media frenzy. From the New...
It's been over four months since a single cow in the United States was diagnosed with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. Despite the best efforts of animal rights and organic food scaremongers
to terrify the public away from the conventional beef supply, American
A woman who claims to have served her family beef around the time a single case
of mad cow disease was discovered is now suing her supermarket. Never mind that a Harvard study found the risk of a human getting sick from mad cow disease is
While Luddite intellectual guru Jeremy Rifkin
has stayed on the sidelines of the recent mad-cow debate, three of his former employees -- Ronnie Cummins
, John Stauber
, and Howard Lyman
-- have taken the lead in fanning the flames of panic. This...
-- who co-authored the scaremongering book Mad Cow U.S.A.
with John Stauber
-- has given his first interview on the subject
since a single infected cow was identified in the state of Washington. The publication that garners this exclusive wasn't the...
It's a fact of life that professional activists have axes to grind, and the U.S. mad-cow scare
has ignited our home-grown fearmongers like nothing else
. But worry not -- the Center for Consumer Freedom is fighting back, with a full-page ad on the back cover...
"A lie will go 'round the world while the truth is pulling on its boots." That proverb rings especially true in the world of mad-cow activism. And there's one lie in particular that's earning more than its share of frequent-flier miles: the unfounded claim that
blood-plasma protein derived from...
First, the bad news: For mad-cow alarmists, the New Year brings opportunities to exaggerate a single sick farm animal into gains for animal-rights groups, organic-food zealots, and anti-capitalist extremists. The good
news is that we're staying on top of mad-cow hysteria and activist hype
, calling "shenanigans" on...
Read on for today's installment of news on the animal-rights, organic-food, and anti-capitalist activists who are trying to spin a minor agricultural incident into a major, nationwide fear of food.
Some organic and vegetarian food marketers are trying to turn the mad cow situation to their commercial advantage. One claims...
As the news unfolds, we're staying on top of mad-cow hysteria and activist hype. Here's a sampling of what's on our radar screen today.
A mad-cow-related editorial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal
called "Candidates do no favors by promoting far-fetched fears
" argues: "the greatest danger to America's...