Monthly Archives: August 2009

BRITAIN DONATING MILLIONS FOR BIOTECH CROPS (but not in Britain), BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA—Britain has pledged more than US$150 million over the next five years to support high-tech food crops for the world’s poorest countries—primarily through genetic engineering.   The irony?  Britain does not yet allow any biotech foods to be grown … Continue reading

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TRYING TO REPLAY THE 1980’S SALMON CRISIS, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA—British Columbia’s Fraser River is suffering a salmon collapse, says Canada’s Globe and Mail. “It’s beyond a crisis!” warns a fishing advisor to the Fraser’s Indian tribes. The Watershed Watch Salmon Society says the Fraser should have had 10–13 … Continue reading

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GIVING UP MEAT TO SAVE THE PLANET?, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

One of the persistent, shallow global food myths is that the world could feed more people if we gave up eating meat. Ezra Klein wrote another misguided column about this—“The Meat of the Problem”—in the Washington Post of July 29. … Continue reading

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ORGANIC FOOD: JUST A SUPERSTITION, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA-The Green Movement has been called “the new religion.” It surely isn’t that. Religion is a belief in a higher power than humanity. The Green movement believes nothing is more powerful than a press release from the Sierra Club … Continue reading

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