Monthly Archives: September 2009

SCIENCE TO SAVE THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA: The Chesapeake Bay is in eco-collapse. The once-clear waters are clouded with sediment, so the eel-grass cannot grow across the bottom for baby crabs to hide in. The oysters, which once filtered every bit of the bay’s water … Continue reading

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BORLAUG: FEEDING THE HUNGRY, SAVING THE WILDLIFE, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA—It was 1950. World War II, with its 40 million deaths, was over. Doctors were conquering smallpox with vaccines, protecting millions from malaria and typhus with new pesticides, and treating infections with the miraculous new antibiotics.   Then we … Continue reading

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OHIO OFFERS NEW APPROACH TO ANIMAL RIGHTS, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA—Meat production has always been somewhat awkward, both for the farmer and the consumer as it always involves the death of the meat animals. Milk and eggs have meant “protective custody” for the dairy cows and laying hens.   … Continue reading

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SAVING TREES WITH KEROSENE, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

If a traveler on Continental Airlines pays an optional $5 surcharge to plant a tree as a “carbon offset” how much difference will it make to the planet? Traveling Americans are paying millions of dollars to plant hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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THE FATAL ERROR IN ORGANIC: FERTILIZER, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA—Rudolph Steiner, a founder of organic farming in the 1920s, started the “great organic nitrogen swindle” that threatens the world with hunger to this day. Steiner didn’t believe in nutrients, he believed in “vital forces.”  He said a cow … Continue reading

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