Monthly Archives: May 2003

Can Lawsuits Make Our Kids Thin?

Dennis Avery American teen obesity has increased 10 percent in the last 20 years — but they’re eating only one percent more calories. Unfortunately, they are also exercising 13 percent less. That’s the verdict from federal data bases at the … Continue reading

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Biotechnology, Iraq and the Shape of Tomorrow’s World

Dennis Avery The United States has, finally, filed a World Trade Organization suit against the European Union over its ban on biotech foods. Urban columnists quickly came to the EU’s defense, endorsing consumers’ right to choose whether to eat biotech … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Kept in Dark About Recovering Salmon

Dennis Avery A federal judge recently rejected the government’s plan for salmon recovery in the Pacific Northwest because it wouldn’t breach four dams on the Snake River that environmental groups claim are killing the fish. I feel sorry for the … Continue reading

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Confinement Farming a Boon to the Third World

Dennis Avery and Tom Elam The Worldwatch Institute has a new doom story: the rise of “factory farming” in the Third World. Worldwatch’s Danielle Nierenberg writes that the production of low-cost pork and chicken on modern confinement farms overseas as … Continue reading

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Why the World Used to Have More Wars

Dennis Avery Human prehistory was dominated by wars usually over critical resources such as hunting grounds, water, and good cropland. Too many people in one region meant all might starve, so each tribe tried to drive others farther away. Archeologists … Continue reading

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