Monthly Archives: June 2001

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 Guning for it? CHURCHVILLE, Va.-The most important farm chemical hearing in 30 years is under way. The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a … 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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Not All’s Milk And Honey For Cows On Organic Farms

Dennis T. Avery What Are Organic Milk Consumers Getting For Their Extra Money? One Of The Finest Bits Of Copy I’ve Ever Read On A Product Package The organic milk carton from my local store says it was produced by … Continue reading

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Helping the World’s Farmers Save Wild Species

Dennis T. Avery Environmentalists Take Great Pride in Global Expansion of Wildlife Preserves – But Half Of Major Preserves Are Heavily Used for Agriculture CHURCHVILLE, Va.–Nepal’s Royal Chitwin National Park is home to about 450 endangered rhinoceros and 100 of … Continue reading

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Feeding Rodents Is No Way To Measure Cancer Risk

Dennis T. Avery The First Rule Of Toxicology Is “The Dose Makes The Poison” CHURCHVILLE, Va.–One of organic farming’s most widely used pesticides–pyrethrum–has been classified as a “likely human carcinogen.” An advisory committee to the Environmental Protection Agency made the … Continue reading

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Preserving Wildlife Habitat Through High-Tech Farming

Dennis T. Avery The Tenor of the Environmental Debate Is Bound To Change By The World Conservation Union’s Endorsement Of High-Yield Farming CHURCHVILLE, Va.–The World Conservation Union and Future Harvest (representing Third World agricultural researchers) have just issued a path-breaking … Continue reading

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The Deadly Chemicals in Organic Food

Originally Published in the New York Post, June 2001 June 2, 2001 — IF you buy organic food because you think it’s free of the cancer-causing pesticides used on other farms, think again. “Organic” farmers routinely spray their crops with … Continue reading

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