Monthly Archives: November 1999

Something In The Water

Richard A. Halpern In the name of improving water quality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to revive a long-moribund regulatory strategy guaranteed to rack up millions, billions, and, for truly motivated bureaucrats and lawyers, trillions of dollars in … Continue reading

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Street Theater Shouldn’t Dictate Environmental Policy

Dennis T. Avery Will The World Reject Biotechnology Because Of A simplistic Children’s Skit? It Just Might Happen CHURCHVILLE, Va.-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the nightly TV news with its recent Chicago hearing on the environmental risks of … Continue reading

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Population Doomsayers Are More Than Merely Wrong

Dennis T. Avery Exactly How Do Scaremongering Scientists Intend for the Earth to Lose 4 Billion People? CHURCHVILLE, Va.-Recently I frightened a newspaper reporter. She was doing a story on the latest gloomy predictions of Cornell entomologist David Pimentel. He’s … Continue reading

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Dairy Farmers Continue to Milk US Consumers

Dave Juday America’s Milk Drinkers Can Expect To Pay An Extra $7 Billion Next Year On Dairy Products. Blame A Sour Deal In Congress LEESBURG, Va — Earl Butz, secretary of agriculture under President Richard Nixon, once explained why federal … Continue reading

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Time For Farmers To Laud the Virtues of Biotechnology

Dennis T. Avery The “Greens” Have Gone Too Far. Farmers Must Let The Public Know The Benefits of High-Tech Agriculture CHURCHVILLE, Va.-Commenting on the recent furor over biotech foods, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman noted the success of the … Continue reading

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It’s Time For Americans To Accept Irradiated Food

Dennis T. Avery As Food-Borne Bacteria Threaten To Gain The Upper Hand, A New Technology Emerges To Do Battle. Will Shoppers Balk? CHURCHVILLE, Va.-America’s largest poultry processor and its two largest beef processors recently signed agreements to start using “electronic … Continue reading

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