Monthly Archives: October 1999

Biotech Holds the Solution to Africa’s Food Woes

Dennis T. Avery The New Technology, By Delivering Virus-Resistant Crops, Is Starting to Provide Food Security for Africa CHURCHVILLE,Va. – Florence Wambugu spent 10 years at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute trying to breed higher-yielding sweet potatoes. She used conventional … Continue reading

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Greenpeace and the Pretense of Virtue

Alex A. Avery Greenpeace is waging all-out war on genetically modified foods “to protect Mother Nature” and plans to invade Seattle next month to disrupt the World Trade Organization’s trade liberalization efforts. They and other environmental groups contend that biotech … Continue reading

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The War We Can’t Win Against Our Own Food System

Alex A. Avery The Rev. Thomas Malthus’ famous question about whether humanity can continue to feed all the people was posed exactly 200 years ago. It has taken us nearly all of that 200 years to be sure of an … Continue reading

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Clinton, Like Robin Hood’s Nemesis, Seizes The Forest

Dennis T. Avery By Barring Americans From Their Forests, King Clinton Makes the Sheriff Of Nottingham Look Generous CHURCHVILLE, Va.-In 13th century England, the forests belonged to the king. According to legend, Robin Hood and his band of merry men … Continue reading

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Agribusiness in a Changing Global Environment

Alex A. Avery You have heard today of the tremendous opportunity emerging in Asia due to the combination of population growth and rising living standards. Despite the recent Asian economic crisis, the unprecedented economic growth in Asia over the last … Continue reading

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The Global “Population Bomb” Fizzles Out

Dennis T. Avery The Arrival Of Earth’s 6 Billionth Resident Is A Cause For Celebration, Not Worry CHURCHVILLE, Va.-Give a cheer for the world’s 6 billionth human resident, due to arrive on the planet just in time for World Food … Continue reading

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