Monthly Archives: August 2003

Irradiated Hamburgers For American’s School Kids–At Last

Dennis Avery The four American children, who lost their lives in 1993, after eating restaurant hamburgers contaminated with deadly E. coli O157 bacteria, did not die in vain. In a fitting sort of memorial, U.S. school kids will start getting … Continue reading

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Seashells Say Earth Temperatures Driven By Cosmic Rays, Not CO2

Dennis Avery Dr. Jan Veizer, a geologist at the University of Ottawa, has reconstructed the earth’s temperature record for the last 500 million years, using the fossilized remains of seashells. He was surprised to find a major global warming-cooling cycle … Continue reading

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What Would The Precautionary Principle Prevent?

Dennis Avery Western Europe is going to ban all new technologies (perhaps so we won’t have to worry about changes upsetting our lives). They’ve already banned genetically modified foods, and now they want the rest of the world to follow … Continue reading

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Was The Blackout Caused By A Paralyzing Green Wave?

Dennis Avery The huge Northeast electrical blackout was not caused by a flaming hijacked jet from al Qaeda. But perhaps Earth First should get some of the blame. Ultimately, the blackout was caused by a paralyzing Green wave that is … Continue reading

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Current Species Extinction Rate Lowest in 500 Years

Dennis Avery The world is losing wild species only half as rapidly as 100 years ago, and the rate of extinctions is now the lowest in 500 years. Moreover, mankind now has enough knowledge of high-yield farming, and forest and … Continue reading

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Environmental Working Group: A Scare A Day

Dennis Avery Suppose your gracious new neighbor took you aside one day and quietly warned that serving non-organic fruits and vegetables to your family was endangering your kids’ health. Suppose she offered a professional-looking ‘index of danger’ showing your supermarket’s … Continue reading

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Will Blight-Proof Biotech Potatoes Bring Us Lower-Fat Fries?

Dennis Avery Biotechnology has just produced another massive breakthrough for world food security-a blight-proof potato. Researchers used biotech to insert a gene from a wild Mexican potato to create the first high-yield potato with complete resistance to late blight. Late … Continue reading

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