Monthly Archives: June 2000

EPA Mulls Fate of an Eco-Friendly Weedkiller

Dennis T. Avery The Pesticide Atrazine Helps Combat Erosion and Improve Yields. So Why is the EPA Gunning for it? CHURCHVILLE, Va. – The most important farm chemical hearing in 30 years is under way. The Environmental Protection Agency is … Continue reading

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The World Really Needs High-Yield Ag: It Just Doesn’t Know it Yet!

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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Big Agriculture Isn’t What’s Ailing Farmers Today

Dennis T. Avery Antitrust Lawsuits Against Agribusiness Conglomerates Will Only Hurt Farm Exports, and Won’t Help Small Farmers CHURCHVILLE, Va.-Kathleen Kelly, a ranch wife from Colorado, launched an eloquent attack against agribusiness monopolies at a recent U.S. conference on farm … Continue reading

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What Are We Paying These Guys For? (Regulation Magazine)

Alex Avery and Richard Halpern June 21, 2000 Would you go to a doctor who prescribed major surgery before taking your medical history or even examining you? Of course not. You would be subjecting yourself to unnecessary pain, risking your … Continue reading

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A Good Day For Termites

Dennis T. Avery In Order to Scuttle Dursban, EPA Had To Throw Out The Key Evidence Of Its Safety: Three Different Tests With Human Volunteers CHURCHVILLE, Va. – The Environmental Protection Agency is forcing a termite pesticide called Dursban off … Continue reading

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A Road Map For European Agriculture

Dennis T. Avery A German Agriculture Expert Warns That The “European Model” of High Subsidies and Stringent Regulation Is No Longer Workable CHURCHVILLE, Va. – A front-ranking German agricultural expert recently recommended a total redesign of the European Union’s agricultural … Continue reading

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New Organic Food Standards Could Use Warning Labels

Dennis T. Avery Despite What The Organic Lobby Would Have You Believe, Organic Product Is Not Necessarily Tastier, Healthier Or Pesticide-Free CHURCHVILLE, Va.-Watch out: The U.S. government is about to issue official standards for organic food. A consumer survey, conducted … Continue reading

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Plague of Frogs: The Horrifying True Story, by William Souder

Reviewed by Dennis T. Avery A Book Review of A Plague of Frogs: The Horrifying True Story by William Souder I don’t know when I’ve read a sillier book than A Plague of Frogs: The Horrifying True Story, a new … Continue reading

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