The Green Fringe (page 9)

Fewer Kids Are Vegetarians Today. Must Be Eating Their Brain Food.

An Associated Press story is making the rounds this week concerning a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on vegetarianism among American kids and teens. It’s being…
Posted January 12, 2009 at 12:00 am

Proposed Fees Would Hog-Tie Livestock Farmers

This issue would be funny if it weren’t so frustrating: A federal proposal to charge fees for air pollution caused by burping and tooting barnyard animals could put many…
Posted December 5, 2008 at 12:00 am

Livestock’s Shrinking (U.S.) Shadow

No question about it: The 2006 United Nations report Livestock’s Long Shadow put a new jolt into animal-rights and other anti-meat campaigns. (Example? Click here.) The report’s claim…
Posted October 10, 2008 at 12:00 am

Remembering The Food Scold Days

Many health officials criticize the modern American diet, suggesting that our grandparents’ nutrition was notably superior. In reality, most people in the ‘50s and ‘60s ate a high-fat, high-cholesterol and…
Posted December 14, 2007 at 12:00 am

Anti-Biotech, Techno-Illiterate

The late Dr. Carl Sagan wrote in 1989 that “we live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and…
Posted October 26, 2007 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

We’ve always been perplexed by the hubris of animal rights zealots who harass restaurant owners (and customers) over specific menu items like veal or foie gras. These…
Posted July 12, 2007 at 12:00 am

Eroding The Meatless Moral High Ground

Though animal rights groups self-righteously chow down on bean sprouts, tofu dogs, and nayonnaise in the name of animal welfare, the ideologically animal-free diet, like the movement itself, has…
Posted April 3, 2007 at 12:00 am

Environmentalists Say: Let My People Go … Hungry

More appalling news from Africa: The anti-technology environmentalists (or, as one author calls them, eco-imperialists) at Friends of the Earth (FoE) held press conferences Monday in…
Posted November 29, 2006 at 12:00 am

Divide Grows Between Biotech Reality and Activist Rhetoric

David Blaine’s got nothing on the minions of the anti-biotech movement. If you want to see a truly stupendous exercise in smoke-and-mirrors and misdirection, look no…
Posted October 19, 2006 at 12:00 am

Animal Rights Film Flops In DC

We almost feel sorry for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Almost. After heavily promoting the Washington, DC premiere of an animal-rights…
Posted September 8, 2006 at 12:00 am