Monthly Archives: September 2004

European Commission Funding Anti-Biotech Crop Activists

Dennis Avery The European activist brochure asks, “What’s wrong with genetically modified foods?” It answers its own question with misstatements that are financially supported by the European Commission. “The claim that GM crops require fewer herbicides and pesticides has been … Continue reading

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Both Presidential Candidates Wrong on Farm Subsidies Says Top Expert

Dennis Avery U.S. farm subsidies are worsening the decline of rural America, says a top U.S. farm policy expert. Yet John Kerry is supporting the increased federal farm payments authorized by the new farm bill President Bush signed in 2002. … Continue reading

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Three Big Hurricanes In A Row: Is It Global Warming?

Dennis Avery Americans have sat transfixed during the last month as three big hurricanes in a row pounded in from the Gulf of Mexico. Is it due to Global Warming? The computerized global climate models predict we’ll get more and … Continue reading

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We Can’t Stop The Earth’s Natural 1500-Year Climate Cycle

Dennis Avery Should America give up fossil fuels, cars, and air conditioning? Should we ration electricity from noisy, erratic windmills, while ignoring trillions of barrels of low-grade petroleum in bitumen deposits that could cost-effectively power our society for another 200 … Continue reading

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Does Mrs. Kerry Really Want Organic Hog Farms?

Dennis Avery Teresa Heinz Kerry lavishly praised organic hog farming at one of her husband’s recent campaign rallies in Iowa. Is Mrs. Kerry really sure that this is what she should offer America? I grew up next to Herman Weaver’s … Continue reading

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How Should the Feed Industry View the Consumer Confidence Challenge?

Dennis Avery It’s happened again. The food industry has once again allowed activists and headline-hungry journalists to turn the safest food system in human history into a house of horrors. Once again, there has been no effective answer or strategy … Continue reading

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Russian Scientists Say “Nyet” To Global Warming

Dennis Avery The Russian Academy of Sciences is saying “Nyet,” to the Kyoto global warming treaty, following an international seminar on climate change in Moscow. A team of British scientists, invited to present the scientific case for the treaty, clashed … Continue reading

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