Monthly Archives: April 2002

High-Yield Heroes Say Growing More Per Acre Leaves More For Nature

Dennis T. Avery WASHINGTON, DC—A remarkably broad coalition of international heroes—including two Nobel Peace Prize laureates—is calling for sustainably higher yields of crops and forest products in the crucial 50 years just ahead. They say we cannot save the forests … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

We’re Poisoning Our Kids–But Not With Pesticides

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA-A folk singer named Raffi recently got a headline in the Toronto Globe and Mail by asserting, “We’re poisoning our children. . . . Today’s produce is full of toxic residue, and our children are most … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

Anti-Global Movement A Heartwarming Failure

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA-In case you missed the heartwarming failure of the anti-global demonstrations in Washington last weekend, let me recap the key events: Nobody really paid much attention to the announced protest targets: the World Bank and big … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

Anti-Biotech Group Scares Wall Street Journal

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA-The normally careful Wall Street Journal recently told us that Monsanto had discovered “genetic pollution” in its Roundup-tolerant canola seeds. Journal reporter Scott Kilman hinted darkly at massive recalls of vegetable oils and food products, as … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

The World’s Two Biggest Countries Surge Into Biotech Crops

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA-The activist campaign to block genetically modified crops has probably been lost. This spring, India and China, the world’s two biggest countries, jumped into crop biotechnology with both feet. After five years of dithering, India finally—and … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

The March of Progress

Dennis T. Avery Biotech’s Bright Promise Of A Better Life Made Huge Strides As April Dawned WASHINGTON, D.C. – The man who supplanted Jeremy Rifkin as the world’s most famous anti-biotechnology activist turned up in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

A Research Hoax

Dennis T. Avery British Science Journal Admits Publishing Phony Report About Biotech Corn In Mexico WASHINGTON, D.C.–After a five-month holdout, the besieged British journal Nature has raised the white flag of surrender–admitting that it published as fact a report that … Continue reading

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

The Most Sustainable Farming In History Gives The World Its Finest Food Choices

Download PDF A group of academics from Johns Hopkins University says the world should abandon the high-yield science-based agriculture that has doubled the world’s food supply in 50 years. However, as their paper makes clear, the authors have little expertise … Continue reading

Posted in CGFI Reports, Materials and Publications | Tagged , , | Leave a comment