Monthly Archives: April 2011

A DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR CONSUMERS, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

U.S. Energy prices have risen to more than 6 percent of consumer spending—which may be a historic “tipping point.” Our food prices, meanwhile, have had their steepest increase in a generation, to about 6.5 percent of spending. That’s a double … Continue reading

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DROUGHT-TOLERANT BLACK-EYED PEAS AT CENTER STAGE, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

Extended droughts were far worse in the Little Ice Age that ended just 150 years ago, but big droughts are also likely in the world’s future if we are in a new warming cycle. This prospect pushes the un-exciting Black-Eyed … Continue reading

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REAL LIFE AND ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

The Wall Street Journal recently made a dreadful error in a news story. That’s “dreadful” as in causing consumers to dread the potential loss of the antibiotics we need to cure pneumonia, tuberculosis, and infected scratches. On January 10, the … Continue reading

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