Monthly Archives: April 2004

Evaluating Earth Day, 2004

Dennis Avery Last week we celebrated Earth Day and it was a fantastic success. No American river caught fire. Brown clouds of smog did not engulf New York City. No children were poisoned by leaded gasoline. No major U.S. corporation … Continue reading

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The Great Rich-Country Sugar Scam

Dennis Avery Oxfam, the British charity, is calling for an immediate slash in rich-country sugar subsidies that lock out sugar imports from desperately poor places like Northeast Brazil and Mozambique that can produce little except sugar cane. EU sugar subsidies, … Continue reading

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Will Even Western Europe Duck Kyoto Energy Caps?

Dennis Avery Fans of the Kyoto global warming treaty are busily floating rumors and reasons why Russia will soon sign the protocol and finally bring it into force. President Bush has refused to sign Kyoto, so the agreement must get … Continue reading

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Rice Breeders’ World Food Prize Underscores Future Hope

Dennis Avery It seems an unbridgeable distance from Washington’s grandest ballroom-the crystal-chandeliered and silk-brocaded Benjamin Franklin Room atop the State Department-to the muddy fields of hungry West Africa and the “hungry ghosts” who struggle for sustenance on crowded Asia’s marginal … Continue reading

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