Monthly Archives: January 2003

India’s President Endorses Biotech Crops for the Poor and the Wildlife

Dennis Avery India, set to become the world’s most populous nation, just fired a major broadside at the First World activists opposing genetic engineering in agriculture. India’s President A. P. J. Kalam publicly endorsed genetically engineered crops in a January … Continue reading

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Indian President Calls for Second Green Revolution

(Excerpts from President A P J Abdul Kalam’s address to the nation on the eve of the 54th Republic Day) “… It is the right time for India to embark upon the Second Green Revolution, which will enable it to … Continue reading

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Free Trade is a Two-lane Road

Dennis T. Avery Kevin Watkins of Oxfam International has accused Robert Zoellick, America’s chief trade negotiator, of “trade hypocrisy” and claims the “U.S. increasingly pursues trade policies that undermine the life-chances of poor people in poor countries.” Since Oxfam is … Continue reading

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Atrazine and the Frog Fog

Alex Avery Is a widely used herbicide causing transgendered frogs? Ever since a group of Minnesota middle school students found some deformed frogs while on a nature class field trip in 1995, environmental scientists have been intensively looking for the … Continue reading

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Mexican Fruit Fly Threatens Organic Farming Disaster

Dennis T. Avery The organic food industry is facing disaster at the dawning of the New Year. The Mexican fruit fly has broken through California’s pest defenses and could infest most of California’s fruit crops with wriggling maggots. Hundreds of … Continue reading

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U.S. Farmers Shouldn’t Lean Heavily on Government Payments

Dennis T. Avery U.S. farmers shouldn’t depend heavily on the hefty subsidies they’ve been promised under the 2002 farm law. The federal government has just “discovered” a dominant new budget factor. In the November elections, Social Security reform became the … Continue reading

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Fearless Food-Related Forecasts for 2003

By Dennis T. Avery and Alex Avery Food continues to be a hot topic worldwide, with claims of impending hunger disasters contending against counter-claims of massive overproduction and chemical pollution. Through the fog of uncertainty, we make these fearless food-related … Continue reading

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Greenpeace Windmill Campaign Plays Times Square for the New Year

Dennis T. Avery Greenpeace rang in the New Year with a huge video playing over New York’s Times Square telling Americans to spend a trillion dollars on windmills. Greenpeace wants to adorn our landscape with 300,000 huge windmills each 250 … Continue reading

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