Monthly Archives: February 2002

Do Government Wildlife Biologists Have An Anti-People Agenda?

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA Do government wildlife biologists know a fish from a file memo? Their official work doesn’t seem to show it. The National Academy of Sciences just concluded that government biologists had no scientific basis for cutting … Continue reading

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Flying Saucer Peaches With Firmer Flesh For Better Flavor

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA- What I’d like to see at my supermarket are really tasty off-season tomatoes, peaches with tree-ripened flavor all summer, and fresher-tasting sweet corn. The better peaches are on the way, thanks to biotechnology. Dr. Wayne … Continue reading

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Can U.S. Farmers Now Have The Best of Both Worlds?

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA – American farmers have just been awarded the best of both worlds—or so it seems. On the subsidy front, last week’s Senate passage of a new farm bill assures another $70 billion in Federal farm … Continue reading

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Would Organic Farming Unleash A Billion Cattle On U.S. Wildlands?

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA – The grasslands of America, before Columbus, supported about 60 million huge bison and 100 million small antelope. Today, America’s grasslands feed about 100 million medium-sized cattle. What if U.S. lands had to support ten … Continue reading

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Why Wind Power Isn’t The Future

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA – Ralph Nader says America could generate 20 percent of its electricity from wind power. Let’s hope we don’t. For openers, wind isn’t very reliable. Secondly, it’s not very cheap. Third, it’s ugly. Those are … Continue reading

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Animal Farm: Who Can Own Livestock?

Dave Juday The following article excerpt is from National Review Online. The complete article is available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-judayprint020802.html By Dave Juday, a commodity-market analyst & an adjunct fellow with the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Food Issues February 8, 2002 … Continue reading

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Packer-Owned Livestock Ban Bad Idea

Dave Juday Short Changes Consumers and Small Farmers BERRYVILLE, Va. – “Be careful what you wish for,” cautions an old adage. It’s a particularly apt warning for populist livestock farmers and farm-state lawmakers who support a statutory prohibition on meat … Continue reading

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Are Dangerous Bacteria Lurking Inside Your Organic Produce

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA A new study finds that the most dangerous bacteria in America’s food supply, E. coli O157:H7, can actually get inside the tissues of such food plants as lettuce and spinach, where it can’t be washed … Continue reading

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Science or Junkscience at Science

Alex A. Avery New Editor Steers Prestigious Journal Toward Junkscience What is going on at Science, the world’s preeminent scientific journal? Why is the new editor, Donald Kennedy, giving editorial space (disguised as a book review) to a discredited researcher … Continue reading

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Antarctica Contradicts The Global Warming Theory

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA – In direct contradiction to the global warming theory, a forthcoming study in the prestigious journal Nature says the Antarctic has been cooling for the past 30 years. According to the new Nature paper on … Continue reading

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