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You Want To Do What?

Ban "corporate" farming? Close "factory farms"? Produce food only for local consumption? In their ongoing campaign against the modern agricultural methods that allow the United States to feed the world, the nannies from the Turning Point Project advocate these and other absurd proposals in a full-page ad in today's New York Times.
PostedFebruary 14, 2000 at12:00 am

Sustainability Guru Goes For Labels

Gordon Conway, chief of the Rockefeller Foundation and considered to be the man who spearheaded the choice-limiting sustainability movement 30 years ago, enjoys the kid-glove treatment from Fortune magazine in a major interview. Conway's a leading advocate of labeling GE foods despite industry concerns it will only instill unfounded public fear. "Industry will get dragged, kicking and screaming into labeling," he predicts as his foundation spends $3 million to make sure it happens.
PostedFebruary 11, 2000 at12:00 am

Food For Thought

Christian Science Monitor column Marilyn Gardner ponders our 1999 Nanny Awards as a way to examine those groups and individuals who would "protect us from ourselves."
PostedFebruary 10, 2000 at12:00 am

When Experts Flip-Flop On Nutritional Advice

Bad news for nannies… A new Cornell University survey indicates that the constant barrage of the "nutrition study of week" headlines do more to confuse people than promote healthy eating habits. The study indicates consumers are most confused by nannies' often contradictory claims about salt, red meat, coffee, and butter vs. margarine. ("Food fight! Eggs…Butter…Salt. Where do you draw the battle lines? Even nutritionists don't seem to know," Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, 2/6/00, No link available.)
PostedFebruary 9, 2000 at12:00 am

Don’t Let Fear And Ignorence Win

The Chicago Tribune warns, “It would be a travesty if the U.S. allows fear and ignorance to crowd out crucial public education about biotechnology’s potential.” Meanwhile, Food and Drug…
PostedFebruary 3, 2000 at12:00 am

TIME Reports On The Food Police

TIME magazine features a far too sympathetic story on "the food police" and their overzealous attempts to change what we eat. Many of our favorite nannies are featured in this puff piece, including The Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and Jeremy Rifkin. ("Watchdogs who bite: nutrition activists attack everything from milk to fettuccine Alfredo," TIME, 2/7/00, No link available.)
PostedFebruary 3, 2000 at12:00 am

GE Crops And Labs Under Fire

There's been a dramatic increase in GE food crop and research facility vandalism, with crimes by anti-GE (and virulently anti-choice) activists now reported in seven states.
PostedJanuary 28, 2000 at12:00 am

Are GE Food Labels Next?

Buoyed by the scientifically baseless arguments of anti-genetically engineered food activists, countries seeking to label GE food produced for export won the first round of the 130-nation food policy trade talks in Montreal. Worldwide labeling could begin in as little as two years. {Washington Post} {New York Times}
PostedJanuary 28, 2000 at12:00 am

New Attack On Agri-Business

In their ongoing campaign against modern technologies and agricultural methods, the nannies from the Turning Point Project took out a full-page ad in today's New York Times attacking food irradiation, pesticides, large-scale animal-raising and, of course, GE foods.
PostedJanuary 27, 2000 at12:00 am

A Nanny’s Super Bowl Party

The Center For Consumer Freedom works to "preserve the right to offer guests a full menu of dining and entertainment choices," but your guests might not be thrilled if you follow these Super Bowl party guidelines from
PostedJanuary 26, 2000 at12:00 am