Monthly Archives: November 2002

Why Were the Pilgrims and the Indians So Different?

Dennis T. Avery The Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving had books, firearms, and sailing ships. The Indians were still living in the Stone Age, hunting deer and turkeys with flint-tipped arrows and traveling in birch bark canoes. Why the radical … Continue reading

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Conservation Tillage Video

The Center for Global Food Issues, Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug, Greenpeace Founder Dr. Patrick Moore and Syngenta Crop Protection were recently featured on WJMK TV’s American Environmental Review series hosted by 60 Minutes’ Morley Safer. This nationally syndicated program … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 30th Birthday of the Clean Water Act

Dennis T. Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA – We’ve just passed the 30th birthday of the Clean Water Act. When the CWA was signed into law on Oct. 18, 1972, most of us still vividly remembered the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland catching … Continue reading

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British Crop Group Speaker Claims Organic Farming on a Global Basis Would be an Environmental Catastrophe

Nobel Laureates, World Leaders and Even Greenpeace Founder Prefer High-Yielding Conventional Agriculture Contact: Alex Avery of the Center for Global Food Issues, 540-337-6354, or aavery@rica.net. Churchville, VA, November 15, 2002 – Dennis Avery, Director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for … Continue reading

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In Search of a (Biotech-) Free Lunch

Alex Avery Consumers will say yes to almost anything if it’s offered for free, but it’s a whole different story if there is real price to pay. This fact was demonstrated by the overwhelming defeat this last election of a … Continue reading

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Animal what?

Excerpts from Michael Pollan, writing on “An Animal’s Place,” Sunday in the New York Times Magazine A “human morality based on individual rights makes for an awkward fit when applied to the natural world. This should come as no surprise: … Continue reading

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China Finds No “Unprecedented Warming” in Today’s Climate

Dennis T. Avery Chinese climate researchers say today’s world climate shows no unprecedented warming. After analyzing nine separate Chinese historic temperature sources, they’ve concluded that China’s warmest temperatures occurred nearly 2000 years ago when Europe was in the well-documented Roman … Continue reading

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Is Global Warming Causing Africa’s Famines?

Dennis T. Avery “Global warming is helping to cause an unprecedented series of famines, which is pushing the world beyond its ability to cope, according to the United Nations,” writes Geoffrey Lean, environment editor of Britain’s Independent newspaper. The Earth … Continue reading

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