Monthly Archives: December 2004

What’s The Most Foolish Organic Food Claim of 2004?

Dennis Avery My nominee for the most foolish organic food claim of 2004? The competition was stiff, but here’s my winner: Eating organic food will reduce global warming, because organic farming doesn’t use energy-intensive fertilizers and pesticides. The claim was … Continue reading

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When Visions Collide

Niger Innis and Paul Driessen The Rainforest Action Network’s real target is the Third World’s Poor Rainforests are disappearing at a frightening rate, the students were taught, so they raised $523 for an activist group’s “protect an acre” program. At … Continue reading

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Noah’s Ark Left High And Dry At Global Warming Conference

Dennis Avery Greenpeace built a big Noah’s Ark in downtown Buenos Aires for the global warming conference last week. Placards said it represented the “millions at risk” from flooding as more CO2 melts the polar ice caps. It was good … Continue reading

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In Ancient Times, Christmas Was Feast Amid Scarcity

Dennis Avery Do we need to amend our Christmas tradition to reflect modern affluence and abundance? American Christmases currently feature huge feasts and lavish gift exchanges. The feasting, at least, dates back long before the birth of the Christ child. … Continue reading

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A Killer Diet Rebuttal: Chicken Little Tale Sings A Familiar Tune

Dennis Avery This article appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday, December 12, 2004 Is a fiery new book on the food industry dead right, or is it just rattling the flatware? When has a dead horse been beaten long … Continue reading

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Prophets, False Prophets and Profiteers

Paul Driessen Some ten thousand delegates, scientists, activists, politicians and journalists have convened in Argentina for the COP-10 confab on “solutions” to the theoretical problem of “dangerous” and “catastrophic” global climate change. Months of hype and consternation preceded the event, … Continue reading

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The Thrills of India’s Highways

Dennis Avery The Taj Mahal is fabulous, and the prince of Rajahstan’s gold-brocaded wedding suit is too. But I just traveled a highway in India—one of the most thrilling experiences of my life. Cars, busses and gaily-painted trucks roared along, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Pesticides

Dennis Avery Dennis Avery, director of the Center for Global Food Issues at Hudson Institute, US, doesn’t believe that organic farming can meet the world’s food needs. Avery tells Chandrika Mago of The Times of India that the environment movement … Continue reading

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Will We Have To Hitchhike Into Our Future?

Dennis Avery American intellectuals love Cuba’s minimal economy. Being rich, they confuse poverty with chic. I recently heard National Public Radio wax eloquent about Cuba’s new transportation system for the 21st century: hitchhiking! Cuba’s transportation is now so decrepit it … Continue reading

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The Nine Most Dangerous Myths About Pesticides and High-Yield Farming

Presentation in New Delhi, India for a Seminar on Pesticides: Myths, Realities, and Remedies Dennis Avery It is a tremendous privilege to be in India, a key site of the Green Revolution, to discuss pesticides, the modern miracle of high-yield … Continue reading

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