Yesterday I learned that Bruce Smith, a former environmental health and safety officer at Beef Products Inc., has filed a pro se lawsuit in Nebraska state court relating to last spring’s controversy over BPI’s lean, finely textured beef product.  I’m one of the named defendants, along with ABC News, Jim Avila, Diane Sawyer and Jamie Oliver. […]


Last week I posted about a scandal brewing in the blogosphere: a group called Mom Central arranged a conference call between the Corn Refiners Association (makers of high fructose corn syrup) and so-called “mommy bloggers” in which the CRA presented its case for the controversial corn sweetener.  I reported that “[m]oms who wrote favorable pieces […]