Livestock (page 16)

Do As They Say, Not As They Do…

The lead article in the New York Times’ Dining Out section pulls the rug out from under The Chef Collaborative’s (CC) rhetoric about the importance of locally grown produce from…
Posted August 16, 2000 at 12:00 am

The Truth’s Not Really The Issue

The organic pushers from the Environmental Working Group won't let up in their demands for ABC reporter John Stossel's head. They want Stossel fired for making a misstatement about produce tests he thought were conducted but actually weren't. Tests or no tests, Steven Milloy (publisher of, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and a columnist for points out that Stossel was correct in saying organic produce is not safer than conventional.
Posted August 11, 2000 at 12:00 am

Is Pro-Organic Really Just Anti-Business?

Since 1997, the Organic Consumers Association demanded official USDA organic certification standards by flooding the agency with hundreds of thousands of form letters. They now claim the USDA organic standards they fought for could result in the “industrialization” of small organic farming “especially ironic since the organic movement emerged largely as a reaction to industrialization,” they write. Who once said “Be careful what you wish for”?
Posted August 9, 2000 at 12:00 am

Yes, We Have No Locally Grown Bananas

The Madison Capital Times is supporting Wisconsin nannies who are lobbying the state government to subsidize organic, local, small-scale agricultural production and require producers to add yet another onerous label to food to show its point of origin. The Wisconsin movement is just another sign of the nationwide anti-choice campaign designed to return agricultural production and distribution methods to the stone ages while destroying agribusiness companies.
Posted July 13, 2000 at 12:00 am

What People Do For Money

Why are some farmers switching to organic? Environmental concerns? Health concerns? Better yields? Nannies would have you believe any of those, but, according to the Financial Times, the real…
Posted June 27, 2000 at 12:00 am

‘Factory-Farming’ Frame Up

Partisans at the Sierra Club and Consumers Union are planning to insert anti-food junk science into the 2000 presidential campaign. They're taking aim at Governor George W. Bush, alleging that Texan cattle and hog farms produce too much manure. The state's conservation regulators disagree. Expect to see more Sierra Club BS in the months ahead. ("For Bush, the Chips Are Down," Washington Post)
Posted May 22, 2000 at 12:00 am

Subsidizing Organic: New Tactic Bears Watching

For the second time in a week, a radical environmental group has come up with a scheme to use government funds to subsidize a tectonic shift in U.S. agriculture, from…
Posted April 26, 2000 at 12:00 am

Cowing The World Bank For Promoting Farming

Cow-clad zealots from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) promise to dump a "smelly deposit" by the World Bank because they object to bank policies that support animal agricultural development in Third World countries. As the Daily Oklahoman said in an anti-PETA editorial a few days ago: "PETA just keeps tripping over itself…[T]he length to which it goes to promote vegetarianism trivializes concerns" for animals and humans.
Posted April 13, 2000 at 12:00 am

Using Food As A Political Weapon

Columnist Michele Lansberg profiles the Ralph Nader of India, Vandana Shiva. Shiva thinks the war against “food dictatorship” (a handful of “monster” corporations controlling the global food supply), will…
Posted March 27, 2000 at 12:00 am

Turning Point Attacks Factory Farming

In their ongoing campaign against modern technologies and agricultural methods, the nannies from the Turning Point Project took out another senseless full-page ad in today's New York Times attacking factory farming and GE foods.
Posted February 8, 2000 at 12:00 am