Monthly Archives: September 2006

Dennis Avery Whitepaper: Biofuels, Food, or Wildlife? The Massive Land Costs of U.S. Ethanol

By Dennis Avery Excerpt of Report… Executive Summary The high price of fossil fuels, environmental concerns, and geopolitical instability in some major oilproducing nations have spurred intense interest in the United States in alternative fuels, especially from renewable energy sources. … Continue reading

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Bad Organic Day Gets Worse: Organic brand directly implicated in E. coli outbreak

We’ve all been waiting for more information regarding the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 caused by contaminated spinach grown and/or processed by Natural Selections Foods LLC of San Juan Bautista California. The information trickle out of the FDA and California … Continue reading

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Tainted Spinach Raises Big Questions of Manure on Food Crops

Dennis Avery and Alex Avery Ten years after one of the country’s top food safety experts warned of danger from putting manure on food crops, Americans are still being devastated by manure-born pathogens. It doesn’t have to be. Contaminated raw … Continue reading

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Raw Milk Recall Follows Four E. Coli Infections

North County Times Bradley J. Fikes, Staff Writer Excerpt… NORTH COUNTY —- Four Southern California children, including two in San Diego County, have fallen ill with E. coli infections that the state thinks may have come from unpasteurized milk products … Continue reading

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Spinach E. coli Contamination: Media Advisory

To: National Desk, Health Contact: Alex Avery, Center for Global Food Issues, 540-337-6354 or cell: 540-255-6378 Churchville, Virginia, September 19 The following is to correct misinformation regarding organic farming practices and food safety risks distributed to national media by organic … Continue reading

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Food Agency Rejects Organic Milk Health Claims

Reuters Excerpt…. LONDON (Reuters) – The Food Standards Agency said on Tuesday that a study has concluded that organic milk does not provide significant health benefits over conventional milk despite higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Organic milk sales have … Continue reading

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Big Gulf Oil Strike Could Save 100 Million Acres of U.S. Forests

Chevron’s big new Gulf of Mexico oil strike could save 100 million acres of U.S. forests from being plowed down to grow inefficient biofuels. Does that spark your eco-interest in off-shore oil drilling? It should. Right now, those are our … Continue reading

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Organic milk is healthier? Don’t swallow it

Alex Avery, The Hudson Institute Spiked Excerpt… The claim that organic milk is richer in omega-3s than conventional milk – and therefore better for us – is a lot of bull. The popular press is going cow-wild over research that … Continue reading

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Is Montana in Eco-Collapse

Eco-author Jared Diamond says humankind is committing “ecocide” –failing to recognize environmental degradation before it is too late and bringing on its own collapse. Diamond says such societies as the Mayans of Central America, and the Vikings on Greenland likewise … Continue reading

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