Monthly Archives: September 2008

PELOSI CHANGES HER MIND ON DRILLING–SORT OF, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA—Nancy Pelosi has changed her mind. She’ll allow a vote on drilling for America’s offshore oil potential after all—sort of.        To paraphrase the old saying, however, “A woman convinced against her will is of the same opinion … Continue reading

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PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DIFFER SHARPLY ON ETHANOL, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

Barack Obama and John McCain have sharply different visions of ethanol in the nation’s future. Obama wants more ethanol, while McCain thinks we should probably have less. Both say man-made global warming is a serious threat, and both say they … Continue reading

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THE WORLD BANK URGES A NEW GREEN REVOLUTION, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY AND ALEX A. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA—The World Bank is warning of “climate chaos” and demands a rebuilding of the world’s agricultural science centers to keep everyone fed. The basic message is right on target, even if it is swathed in climate hype. Katherine Sierra, … Continue reading

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IRRADIATING LETTUCE WILL SAVE LIVES, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA—For years, our Center has been demanding irradiation for spinach, lettuce, and other high-risk produce—to kill the food-borne bacteria that present a last big preventable risk in our food supply. On August 22, the Food and Drug Administration granted … Continue reading

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