Monthly Archives: March 2003

Mimicking Nature to Eat Well

Dennis Avery Environmentalists have long contended that sustainable farming must give up “unstable” monoculture crops and mimic natural eco-systems more closely. They offer the ultra-diverse plant life of tropical forests as the ecological model for agriculture. Prince Charles of England, … Continue reading

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North Carolina Hog Farming & Water Quality: Time Series Analysis Fails to Reveal Significant Impacts

Download PDF The data discussed in this report indicate that nutrient levels in the Black and Northeast Cape Fear watersheds are elevated above levels expected prior to farming and livestock. However, these data also indicate that the impacts from intensive … Continue reading

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Corporations Help African Green Revolution

Dennis Avery Four of the world’s largest agribusiness corporations are joining with the Rockefeller Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development in a major new effort to create a Green Revolution for hungry Africa. Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, and DowAgrosciences … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t All Organizations Have to Tell the Truth?

Dennis Avery BP, a huge international oil company once known as British Petroleum, now says BP stands for “beyond petroleum.” It invested $200 million in solar during the past year or so. But BP produces only enough solar electricity to … Continue reading

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WTO Ag Chairman Rocks First World Farmer Subsidies

Dennis Avery U.S. farmers had better prepare for major changes in their nearly-new farm subsidies. The agricultural chairman of the World Trade Organization just made the first international attempt in a decade to rewrite the world’s farm subsidy rules–and it … Continue reading

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