The backlash continues against locavores and environmentalists from industries eager to protect their un-eco bottom lines. Here are the latest crazy anti-environmentalist claims -- and the enviro arguments that rebut them:

piglet by you.

>> Grist calls out a New York Times op-ed that claims free range pork is deadly. As you may have guessed, the op-ed writer James E. McWilliams cited a study funded by the National Pork Producers Council to “prove” his point. McWilliams says free range pork could be infected with a deadly parasite called trichinosis; less biased writers point out that the study McWilliams cited found antibodies, not actual trichinosis, in pork.

>> Colin Beavan of No Impact Man calls out Robert S. Morrison, vice chairman of PepsiCo, which owns Aquafina, for saying “The biggest enemy is tapped water” in a new documentary film, Tapped. The film "examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution and our reliance on oil," according to the film website. Watch the trailer below:

Photo: pubwvj

The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.