Monthly Archives: February 2000

Preventing a Frightening Sequel to the Potato Blight

Dennis T. Avery The Potato Blight of the 1840s Was Only a Pale Shadow Compared with Today’s Aggressive Strain CHURCHVILLE, Va. – Ireland is still dotted with roofless, stone-walled “famine cottages,” abandoned since the 1840s, a time when 1 million … Continue reading

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Dirty Pool

Richard A. Halpern Activists and governments are using water-quality scares to attack modern agriculture. Third world starvation and environmental devastation may be the ironic result. As we enter a new millennium there is much good news. American agriculture has achieved … Continue reading

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Natural Food Doesn’t Always Mean Safe Food

Dennis T. Avery Organic Farmers Who Make A Fetish Of Using Only “Natural” Techniques Ignore That Deadly E. Coli Is Natural Also CHURCHVILLE, Va.-Is simply washing produce enough to protect you and your family from E. coli bacteria? The organic … Continue reading

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Are Organic Foods Really Better For You?

Dave Juday Natural-Grown Killers in Organic Food Make It No Safer Than Produce Grown With Pesticide LEESBURG, Va.-Stop the presses: America’s top organic food executive has admitted organic foods are neither safer nor more nutritious than mainstream foods. Meanwhile, food … Continue reading

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Saving the World From High-Tech Foods In Montreal

Dennis T. Avery While Allowing The Real Dangers of Third World Hunger To Continue CHURCHVILLE, Va. – Bigwig politicians and fervent activists from over 100 countries met in Montreal recently to thrash out a global biosafety protocol that would regulate … Continue reading

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