Monthly Archives: October 2003

British Says Farms Should Produce More Weeds, Less Food

Dennis Avery The British government has just completed extensive three-year field trials of genetically modified rapeseed, sugar beets, and corn. The journal Science reported that “Cultivation of [genetically modified] beets and rapeseed clearly had deleterious effects on wildlife and native … Continue reading

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Why The Trash You Sort Isn’t Recycled

Dennis Avery My neighbors are unhappy to learn that the trash they’ve carefully sorted for years into brown bottles, green bottles, cans, and paper is being dumped back into one pile at the local landfill. Except for aluminum cans, no … Continue reading

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Britain Finds Cancer-Causing Toxin in Organic Corn Meals

Dennis Avery and Alex Avery Great Britain has recalled all six tested brands of organic corn meal from its food stores after they were found to contain dangerous levels of fumonisin, a cancer-causing natural toxin produced by a fungus. The … Continue reading

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Has America Already Lost High-Yield Agriculture?

Dennis T. Avery America has had a proud two centuries of world leadership in high-yield agricultural research and technology. It stretches back to George Washington’s farming experiments and Abraham Lincoln signing the Morrill Act to create the land-grant colleges and agricultural … Continue reading

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Why is Russia’s Putin Refusing to Sign the Global Warming Treaty?

Dennis Avery Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is refusing to commit his country to the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, thus preventing the treaty from going into effect. Countries representing 55 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions must sign the … Continue reading

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