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Unfounded Food Activism Has a Long and Inglorious History

In a post on the Washington Post’s Political Bookworm blog today, historian Larry Schweikart writes about the pivotal event that gave birth to modern food activism: President Dwight…
PostedJune 3, 2010 at12:00 am

“Low-Carbon” Meat? Not On Our Budgets

A survey conducted by the UK-funded Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) finds that few consumers are willing to pay extra for meat that boasts a lower carbon…
PostedApril 16, 2010 at12:00 am

Quote of the Week

Seventy-one percent of Americans believe the so-called “Humane Society” of the United States (HSUS) is an umbrella group that represents thousands of pet shelters. But as you…
PostedApril 15, 2010 at12:00 am

PCRM: The Doctor Is Out (of Line)

If there’s one thing everyone should know about the phony “doctors” group known as the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), it’s that its leaders are vehement vegetarians…
PostedApril 14, 2010 at12:00 am

Meatless Mondays Meet Tough Reception

The UK’s Daily Telegraph declares today that cows are “absolved” of causing global warming with nitrous oxide. This proclamation came after a study in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia…
PostedApril 9, 2010 at12:00 am

Olympic Gold Medalists Disqualified for Unthinking Vegan-Pushing

The vegan activists masquerading as a respectable doctors group at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are going full bore with a campaign to expel meat and…
PostedApril 7, 2010 at12:00 am

U.N. Walks Back Meat and Climate Change Report

Yesterday, we reported that University of California-Davis researcher Dr. Frank Mitloehner has documented a major flaw in a 2006 United Nations report about greenhouse gas emissions from livestock producers.
PostedMarch 24, 2010 at12:00 am

“Meatless Mondays” Campaign Relies on Hazy Climate Claims

With the announcement this week that Quebec will soon begin promoting “Meatless Mondays,” anti-meat activism got a significant boost. As usual, news stories about the campaign cited sketchy figures…
PostedMarch 23, 2010 at12:00 am

Michigan “Meatout” Declaration Grills Sensibilities

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has signed an unprecedented, unilateral declaration making this Saturday “Meatout Day” in her state, and encouraging Michiganders to eat vegetarian breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Granholm peppers…
PostedMarch 17, 2010 at12:00 am

Seeing the Shadow of the Animal Rights Movement

Think Groundhog Day is safe from the wingnut antics of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)? Think again. PETA has sent a letter to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club,…
PostedFebruary 1, 2010 at12:00 am