Monthly Archives: August 2005

The Myth of Easter Island’s Eco-Collapse

Dennis Avery Best-selling authors Jared Diamond (Collapse) and Thor Heyerdahl (Kon-Tiki) have given us a compelling legend of environmental collapse on Easter Island, the remote Pacific isle famous for its huge carved stone heads. Diamond and Heyerdahl tell us that … Continue reading

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No More Chicken Run

Alex Avery and Dennis Avery This article was published in the Wall Street Journal, Europe Factory farming is healthier: for animals and people. That’s the take-home message as Dutch health authorities this week ordered free-range poultry farmers to bring inside … Continue reading

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“Feast Or Famine” News Release

Program Mission Statement “Feast Or Famine” is an educational program focused on telling the public how their food is really produced, and the farming’s real impacts on the environment. The series will look in-depth at agricultural, earth and environmental sciences. … Continue reading

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Local Farmers Write Letters To The Editor

One Man’s Farm Isn’t All Of Farming The News Leader has carried many fine stories about Joel Salatin’s Polyface farm. Monday’s was no exception. Sadly, Joel lacks the good graces to avoid seizing these opportunities to malign fellow farmers who … Continue reading

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Response to PimentelResponse to Pimentel response which was not published in Science

Dr. David Pimentel’s response to our letter in Science(2005, vol. 307:1410-1411) misconstrues some of our points and is simply wrong in other areas. First, Pimentel incorrectly claims that we equated herbicide tolerant crops (HT) with no-till cultivation systems. We clearly … Continue reading

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Europe To Reverse Ban On Caged Laying Hens

Dennis Avery The European Union will apparently reverse its 1999 mandate to phase out cages for millions of egg-laying chickens. The European Food Safety Authority’s has just completed a five-year study in 20 countries that found eliminating the cages will … Continue reading

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