Dan Murphy

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Recent contents by Dan Murphy

Murphy: A Compassionate Veggie?

Apr 18, 2018 by Dan Murphy
No, that’s not an oxymoron, but rather an accurate description of a species long thought to be on the endangered list: A dedicated vegan who opposes activists’ “Meat is Murder’ mantra.

Murphy: Organic About-Face

Apr 17, 2018 by Dan Murphy
On one hand, USDA’s decision to walk back proposed rules for organically raised livestock makes regulatory sense. On the other hand, its official explanation is very confusing.

Murphy: Setting a Trap for Alt-Meat?

Apr 16, 2018 by Dan Murphy
As alt-meat products continue to make inroads in the marketplace, two industry groups are taking differing approaches to how they should be labeled. But is one of them playing chess?

Murphy: Bordering on the Ridiculous

Apr 12, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Young people have many questions about diet and health — and all kinds of misconceptions, as well. But even a university professor wasn’t ready for one student’s outrageous question.

Murphy: Butcher 1, Vegans 0

Apr 11, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Vegan activists are crying foul. Why? Because a Canadian restaurateur found a unique way to get back at protesters demonstrating outside the front windows of his restaurant in Toronto.

Murphy: A Raid Too Far

Apr 10, 2018 by Dan Murphy
When ICE agents arrest workers who are here illegally, they’re mirroring the use of medical treatments that merely suppress the symptoms, instead of addressing the cause of a disease.

‘Meat’ By Any Other Name

Apr 09, 2018 by Dan Murphy
With the plethora of plant-based products being marketed as meat or poultry, a Missouri legislator is trying to clarify such labeling. But PETA claims that God wants the bill defeated.

Murphy: Refuting Vegan Venom

Apr 06, 2018 by Dan Murphy
How do you counter the convictions of people who’ve internalized the notion that animal foods are Satan’s tools to destroy humanity? You don’t — but here’s how to persuade the other 95%.

Murphy: Erasing Another Vegan Myth

Apr 05, 2018 by Dan Murphy
If there is a commonality among born-again veggies believers, it’s the conviction that their diets are superior in every way to those of benighted carnivores. Here’s a dissenting opinion.

Murphy: The Seven Percent Delusion

Apr 03, 2018 by Dan Murphy
In ‘The Sign of the Four,’ Sherlock Holmes dismisses Dr. Watson’s concern over his use of a ‘seven-per-cent solution’ of cocaine. What 7% of Americans believe, however, is equally inappropriate.

Murphy: Canines vs. Carnivores

Apr 02, 2018 by Dan Murphy
One of the most outrageous ideas spawned by animal activists is the idea that the creatures people domesticated many millennia ago are now supposedly smarter and better than we are.

Murphy: GMO — OMG!

Mar 28, 2018 by Dan Murphy
As ‘Non-GMO’ labeling seems to be taking over increasingly large swaths of the supermarket shelves, it’s instructive to ask the obvious questions: Why – and also, how – did this happen?