One of the most repulsive examples of the shameful behavior of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is its “Holocaust on your plate” campaign that compares livestock farming with one of the worst genocides in human history. It’s … Continue reading

Debating PCRM Isn’t a Fair Fight

(September 27th, 2012)
We’ve followed the phony milk debate that anti-dairy activists at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are trying to reboot in the mainstream media. Meanwhile, another PCRM rep put pen to paper to engage in a Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

School Lunches and a Lesson

(September 26th, 2012)
For a long time, we have cautioned that population-level policymaking can lead to unintended consequences and that students’ tastes are picky and that school lunches need to take them into account. That hasn’t stopped beverage banners and cupcake cops, but … Continue reading

Animal Science in Pork Production

(September 10th, 2012)
A few weeks ago, we wrote about the key differences between the science of animal welfare and the radical ideology of animal rights. While animal welfare looks to ensure adequate care for the animals raised to meet human needs, animal … Continue reading
One of the goals of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is to grant animals the same legal rights as people, but this foolish quest suffered double setbacks this week. PETA is no stranger to losing in the … Continue reading

How Much Food Do You Waste?

(August 28th, 2012)
According to one new estimate, Americans waste up to 40 percent of food that they buy. This is a loss that adds up to tens of billions of dollars each year, and leads to overflowing landfills. An average family dumps … Continue reading
We’ve noted for some time that there is a fundamental difference between animal welfare, which is the well-being of animals, and animal rights, a radical ideology that proposes that society instill legal “rights” upon animals and ultimately ban the use … Continue reading
With one edict, a college president in Texas (a rare place to find someone with a prohibitionist New York state of mind) has made PETA’s and the so-called Humane Society of the United States’ week. Citing students’ need to be “educated,” … 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
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was at the center of a brief firestorm this week after a newsletter endorsing the “Meatless Monday” semi-vegetarian campaign appeared on the agency’s website. Agricultural-state Senators were not amused, and the USDA quickly … Continue reading