Monthly Archives: September 2003

U.S. Intellectuals: Finally Embracing High Yield Farming

Dennis Avery Maybe it’s the more serious mood of the country since terrorists hit the World Trade Center. Maybe it’s the now-foreseeable end of the global population surge (about 2035, at 8-9 billion people). Whatever the reason, American “thought leaders” … Continue reading

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Bugs Not Building Resistance to Biotech Crops

Dennis Avery The superbugs aren’t showing up. In a major disappointment for environmental activists, insects are not building up resistance to the genetically-engineered Bt corn and cotton that have been planted on millions of acres around the world since 1995. … Continue reading

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U.S. and EU Farm Subsidies Scuttle WTO Trade Talks

Dennis Avery The Cancun world trade talks have collapsed-in large part because of agriculture. The United States and the European Union waited one trade round too long to give up their now-counterproductive farm subsidies. As a result, U.S. farmers may … Continue reading

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Will Global Warming Bring Mass Species Extinction?

Dennis Avery The environmental movement is telling us that global warming might cause a mass extinction of wild species. This is a serious concern, since the Earth has clearly been warming for 150 years, either due to human activities or … Continue reading

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CO2 Boost Gives Fruit More Cancer-Fighting Power

Dennis Avery What if organic fruit and vegetable growers could prove that their produce is 10 to 15 percent more effective in combating cancer than conventional fruits and vegetables? Customers would flock to their doors offering to pay triple (up … Continue reading

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