Monthly Archives: August 2007

ACSH Agrees rbST-Free Milk Marketing Misleading

ACSH By Ruth Kava, Ph.D., R.D. August 29, 2007 Both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have ruled that companies that sell milk and other dairy products may state that the milk comes from … Continue reading

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Anti-Biotech Wactivist Group Forced to Retract Libelous Accusation

AgBioView Andrew Apel, guest editor August 22, 2007 Propaganda, Fraud and Libel A long-standing dispute between scientists and activists over a scholarly paper has recently resulted in several embarrassing defeats for the activists. The dispute began with the 2003 publication … Continue reading

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Ecologist: “Increased Use of Biomass Fuels Criminal”

Our fear of global warming has now become the biggest threat to the world’s wildlife and forests, warns Jesse Ausubel, one of the nation’s pioneer ecologists. American farmers are clearing trees and draining wetlands to grow millions more acres of … Continue reading

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Maddening Media Misinformation on Biotech and Industrial Agriculture (Part 5 of 5)

ACSH By Thomas R. DeGregori August 17, 2007 Here’s Part 5 of a 5-part article series by Tom DeGregori focusing on the affects media misinformation has on both biotech agriculture and industrial agriculture. To conclude my look at anti-technology bias … Continue reading

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Maddening Media Misinformation on Biotech and Industrial Agriculture (Part 4 of 5)

ACSHBy Thomas R. DeGregoriAugust 16, 2007Here’s Part 4 of a 5-part article series by Tom DeGregori focusing on the affects media misinformation has on both biotech agriculture and industrial agriculture.Since Thailand seems to be the focus of the attack by … Continue reading

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Maddening Media Misinformation on Biotech and Industrial Agriculture (Part 3 of 5)

ACSH By Thomas R. DeGregori August 16, 2007 Here’s Part 3 of a 5-part article series by Tom DeGregori focusing on the affects media misinformation has on both biotech agriculture and industrial agriculture. Let me offer a concrete example of … Continue reading

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Maddening Media Misinformation on Biotech and Industrial Agriculture (Part 2 of 5)

ACSH By Thomas R. DeGregori August 14, 2007 Here’s Part 2 of a 5-part article series by Tom DeGregori focusing on the affects media misinformation has on both biotech agriculture and industrial agriculture. The media mania for “both sides” of … Continue reading

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Unfair Dairy Pricing Trends

Alex Avery Recently in his Animal and Dairy Sciences blog, Terry Etherton commented on the growing problem related to the pricing of dairy products marketed as “rbST-free” or “organic”. His own observations, he stated, were backed up by recent American … Continue reading

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Can Organic Really Feed The World? Activism Disguised As Science

A new study published in an alternative agriculture journal has gained widespread attention by claiming that organic farming not only could adequately feed the world, it might even yield more food and require less farmland. It is a truly sensational … Continue reading

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Maddening Media Misinformation on Biotech and Industrial Agriculture

ACSH By Thomas R. DeGregori August 13, 2007 Here’s Part 1 of a 5-part article series by Tom DeGregori focusing on the affects media misinformation has on both biotech agriculture and industrial agriculture. Media bias is a charge that one … Continue reading

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