Monthly Archives: May 2002

Endangering Tropical Forests With Good Intentions

Dennis T. Avery and Dr. Douglas Southgate WASHINGTON, DC—One of the few places in Latin America where species-rich forests are not being lost is a Multiple Use Zone of 1.2 million acres located in northern Guatemala. In a country where … Continue reading

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Will Teddy Kennedy Preserve The Antibiotics To Protect Our Kids?

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA—Senator Teddy Kennedy of Massachusetts recently introduced a bill that would ban all non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry production. He calls it the Preservation of Antibiotics for Human Treatment Act of 2002. The … Continue reading

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Why Not A Declaration for Sustainable Farming And Forestry?

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA—The Hudson Institute is hosting a new web-based “Declaration in Support of Protecting Nature With High-Yield Farming and Forestry”. It’s already been signed by two Nobel Peace Prize winners, a co-founder of Greenpeace, former Democratic Senator … Continue reading

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Did We Invite The Animal Rights Murder?

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA—A vegan animal-rights militant, Volkert van der Graaf, is charged with the May 6th assassination of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn. So much for the general impression that vegetarians and animal rights activists are gentle, slightly quirky, … Continue reading

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We Can Feed The World. Here’s How

By Dr. Norman Borlaug Thirty-two years ago, I was chosen to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, representing the thousands of researchers who created the higher crop yields of the Green Revolution. The extra food created saved perhaps a billion people … Continue reading

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Will Congress Enact This Terrible Farm Policy

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA—America’s farmers are ecstatic. They think the huge new far and ethanol subsidies being considered by the Congress mean the public has finally realized their importance to the country. I with that was true. The unfortunate … Continue reading

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Expect Fewer, Milder Tropical Storms As Weather Warms

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA—The “sky is falling” alarmists—eco-activists, politicized government scientists and, of course, Al Gore—are willing to attribute any extreme bit of weather to man’s infinitely small role in the Earth’s slight global warming. The World Wildlife Fund … Continue reading

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Greenpeace Co-Founder Backs High-Yield Forestry

Dr. Patrick Moore VANCOUVER, B.C.—When I helped found Greenpeace back in the early 1970s, I believed that protest was the way to bring attention to the environment. At that time, eco-issues were below the radar screen. No one thought about … Continue reading

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