Monthly Archives: July 2006

Organic Food and Humvees Are Both Eco-Wasteful

Organic food consumers are as careless of the environment as the drivers piloting those massive Humvees around our city streets. Both are wasting money and natural resources to gain snob appeal—with no other benefits. Almost everyone realizes that the $100,000 … Continue reading

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NCBA Statement Regarding Ongoing USDA BSE Surveillance Program

Gary Weber, Ph.D., Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Washington, D.C. “The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just announced it will transition to an ongoing BSE surveillance program. NCBA believes this move is scientifically justified, … Continue reading

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USDA Announces New BSE Surveillance Program

USDA WASHINGTON, July 20, 2006 – Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will soon begin transitioning to an ongoing Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) surveillance program that corresponds to the extremely low prevalence of the … Continue reading

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Biotech White Corn Increases to South African’s Food Security

Who says biotech crops help only big farmers? In South Africa, small farmers have gained important food security by shifting to genetically modified varieties of their staple food, white corn, because it resists the corn borers that abound in South … Continue reading

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Statement By Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns Regarding Canada’s Seventh Case of BSE, from Ulan Bator, Mongolia

USDA Press Office “Today, Canada announced a case of BSE in a 50 month old animal from Alberta. While the United States and Canada have a strong system in place to protect animal and human health, the diagnosis of BSE … Continue reading

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Will Sea Levels Rise 20 Feet As Gore Predicts?

Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth.” says human-emitted CO2 will boost the earth’s temperatures enough to melt the Arctic ice cap—and suddenly raise sea levels by 20 feet. Phooey. First of all, let’s understand just how cold the Antarctic is. … Continue reading

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The Truth About Natural Beef

Roy Moore of Denver’s Maverick Ranch Natural Meats has laid out on his website a very solid rationale for raising hormone-aided beef. Moore notes that all plants and animals produce hormones. “They are essential for life. . .When hormones are … Continue reading

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National Academy Flunks as Global Warming Referee

CHURCHVILLE, VA—The National Academy of Sciences is flunking as the referee in the global warming debate. The Academy was supposed to referee an acrimonious debate in Congress and the science community over the infamous “hockey stick” global warming studies. Those … Continue reading

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Structure and Finances of U.S. Farms: 2005 Family Farm Report

Most farms in the United States—98 percent in 2003—are family farms. They are organized as proprietorships, partnerships, or family corporations. Even the largest farms tend to be family farms. Very large family farms account for a small share of farms … Continue reading

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