Monthly Archives: December 2000

US Farmers May Face A Drought Of Federal Funding

Dennis T. Avery They May Not Harvest The Usual Bumper Crop of Government Cash In The Years Ahead CHURCHVILLE, Va.–For the New Year, farmers looking to Washington will see a new president, George W. Bush, the first female secretary of … Continue reading

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Why Churches Consider Biotech Farming A Blessing

Dennis T. Avery Thanks To Technological Advances In Farming, We Can Both Feed The World’s People And Take Care of the Environment CHURCHVILLE, Va.–We are told the baby Jesus was born in a stable because there was no room for … Continue reading

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Biotech Corn. . .Safer Than Peanut Butter?

Dennis T. Avery A Growing World That Wants To Both Preserve Habitats And Feed Inself Will Require Biotech Food CHURCHVILLE, Va.–A few days ago, a panel of science advisers for the Environmental Protection Agency refused to recommend human-use approval for … Continue reading

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Anti-Science Activists Entertain But Don’t Enlighten

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, Va — India’s Vandana Shiva, one of the world’s most prominent opponents of genetically engineered crops, recently took part in a demonstration against Rice-Tec, a plant-breeding company in Alvin, Texas. Looking out at Rice-Tec’s experimental field, … Continue reading

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Modern Pesticides Aren’t Killing Birds

Dennis T. Avery An Ambitious Autopsy Program in New York Finds That Modern Pesticides Aren’t the Culprit in Bird Deaths CHURCHVILLE, Va.–New evidence from New York state shows that modern pesticides aren’t killing off our bird populations. The fear of … Continue reading

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