Two fringe environmentalist groups, the Mercury Policy Project and the Environmental Working Group, are up in arms over the federal government’s recently-published dietary guidelines. Their reason? The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has determined that tuna is safe to eat … Continue reading
In a victory for consumer choice and basic common sense, Maryland’s Howard County Executive, Allan Kittleman, signed an executive order yesterday repealing the county’s ban on sugar-sweetened drinks. The ban prevented soda and other similar products from being sold on … Continue reading
Earlier this year, we reported on an unusual development: Forbes Magazine observed a sharp uptick in left-liberal pushback against initiatives requiring mandatory labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs), also called GMOs. At the time, we wondered how this growth in Democratic opposition to GIF labels … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: The Blaze There is an ongoing battle over genetically engineered foods and Chuck Norris has entered the fray – and knocked himself out. In a recent column at WorldNetDaily, Norris saddled up with left-wing environmentalist groups … Continue reading

A trip into the lions’ den

(August 4th, 2014)
By: Richard Berman Newspaper: Pork Network Animal rights activists have gotten smarter. In the 80s and 90s, extremist tactics were in vogue, such as throwing paint on fur coats or breaking into laboratories. The passage of strong federal laws helped curtail … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: The Oregonian  Recently, a pair of activists argued on this site that Oregonians “won’t be misled” by special mandatory labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs). That’s not accurate: Oregonians will merely know which foods are made with genetically … Continue reading

PETA & its tactics II

(July 29th, 2014)
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: The Tribune-Review  PETA’s time and resources spent on media stunts promoting veganism have a cost that can be measured in pets’ lives. PETA routinely kills a high percentage of the homeless dogs and cats that enter … Continue reading

PETA is hardly pro-animal

(July 22nd, 2014)
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: The Herald The so-called People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is the last group that people should listen to about circus elephants. PETA is so extreme that its lawyers have argued in court that elephants … Continue reading

PETA Files

(July 16th, 2014)
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Bangor Daily News  For a group that purports to care about the “rights” of Maine’s lobsters, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals doesn’t seem to give a rip about pets. Records filed with the Commonwealth … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Charlotte Observer  Vani Hari repeatedly backs conspiracism against science. Against overwhelming scientific consensus endorsed by the National Academy of Sciences and World Health Organization that holds that genetically improved foods, commonly called GMOs, are no less … Continue reading