Monthly Archives: October 2000

1491 And All That–American Outlook Nov/Dec ’00

Richard A. Halpern Earlier this year, when EPA Administrator Carol Browner was refining a sweeping new clean water rule, she said it would finally enable us, twenty-eight years after passage of the Clean Water Act, to “finish the job of … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

Properly Treated, Human Biosolids Are Good Fertilizer

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, Va. — Chinese peasants and today’s organic farmers have long shared an important idea: We can’t afford to waste our wastes. Today, that includes “biosolids”–residue from sewage treatment plants. Some of my neighbors are nervous about … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

On Farm Policy, Debate Reveals Bush-Gore Split

Dennis T. Avery American Farmers Could Double Their Exports If Farm Trade Opened Up With India And China CHURCHVILLE, Va. – The presidential debates finally got around to farm policy, and we discovered Vice President Al Gore has moved sharply … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

If Pesticides Help In The US, Why Not In Africa, Too?

Dennis T. Avery American Cities Are Using Pesticides To Protect Themselves From The West Nile Virus. Why Not Let Africa Use DDT To Fight Malaria? The West Nile virus has the potential to spread over most of America, says New … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

Cuba’s Blue Ribbon For Organic Farming

Dennis T. Avery Praise From Sweden Must Ring Hollow To Cuban Families Who Are Rationed Seven Eggs A Month CHURCHVILLE, Va. – Cuba is being honored as the only country trying to feed a modern society with organic farming. Its … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment