Monthly Archives: December 2003

Thanks to the Brits, Mad Cow Won’t Claim U.S. Victims

Dennis Avery Despite the headlines, “mad cow disease” is unlikely to claim a single human victim in this country. The reason is simple. The British have already paid the human price for learning about this apparently new and fatal disease, … Continue reading

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Peter Jennings Fails to Help Viewers Understand Obesity

Dennis Avery More Americans are more overweight than ever before, and the trend is worst among our young people. Peter Jennings had a whole hour of national network TV time last week to talk about this important and growing problem. … Continue reading

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Welcoming Weeds Back To Civilization

Dennis Avery A committee of the California legislature recently voted to ban hand-weeding on the State’s commercial farms. California wants its weeds controlled without anybody having to bend, squat, crouch, or kneel-thus risking degenerative back problems. Concurrently, other activists want … Continue reading

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21st Century Consumer War: Mythical Organic Utopia versus High Yield Conservation

Alex Avery Presented December 11, 2003 National Agricultural Aviators Association Reno, Nevada For two decades, an epic war has engulfed society between those who look backward toward a fictional natural past – an organic utopia – and those who look … Continue reading

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Did “Animal Rightists” Inject Rat Poison Into Swedish Meat?

Dennis Avery Zealots have apparently struck another blow at the civility of modern society, this time in broadly-tolerant Sweden. Swedish police are dealing with two cases in which “animal rights” activists may have injected rat poison into meat in supermarkets. … Continue reading

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