Monthly Archives: May 2000

Milking of the US Taxpayer Continues

Dave Juday BERRYVILLE, Va. — If cats have nine lives, federal dairy programs have proven themselves the felines of the agricultural policy kingdom. Consider the death-defying history of the dairy price-support program. As part of the 1996 farm bill, the … Continue reading

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Too Late To Fear “Mutant Genes” In Our Food

Dennis T. Avery Foes of Genetically Modified Food Should Remember Scientists Have Been Altering Seeds With Radiation For Years With Beneficial Results CHURCHVILLE, Va.-Did you know the world’s plant breeders have been putting mutant genes in our foods and beverages? … Continue reading

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Dennis Avery’s UC Berkeley Commencement Address

Dennis T. Avery Leading a 21st Century Global Triumph for the Environment Commencement Address, University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, May 21, 2000 ” . . . farms obliterate empty places, ploughed fields vanquish forests, herds drive out … Continue reading

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Cattle Not To Blame for Antibody Resistance In Humans

Dennis T. Avery Resistance To Antibodies Is A Problem, But One Caused By Human Foibles, Not Agriculture CHURCHVILLE, Va. – Denmark has voluntarily renounced the use of antibiotics in livestock. Although Danish scientists haven’t found any evidence linking human illness … Continue reading

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The Turnip That Saved the World

Dennis T. Avery 2,200 Years After We Reached an “Excessive” Population, We’re Doing Better Than Ever Thanks to Discoveries Like the Potato and the Turnip CHURCHVILLE, Va.-Scientist D. Gale Johnson of the University of Chicago says the population boom started … Continue reading

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Muddying the Waters

Richard A. Halpern Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Carol Browner’s most ambitious effort to bring American life under regulatory control appears to be sailing dangerously close to the rocks. Her latest federal initiative, under which the EPA could use the … Continue reading

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Farmers Must Fight Subsidies, Not Corporate Farms

Dennis T. Avery If America Sets Unrealistic Constraints On Farm Structure, Farmers May Lose Export Markets CHURCHVILLE, Va.-I’ve just accepted an invitation to take an official part in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Millennium Debate on Farm Structure.” I’m flattered. … Continue reading

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