[Market-farming] Fwd: [SANET-MG] Subject: Eric Kindberg Dies in China
boulderbelt at voyager.net
Fri Dec 12 05:48:54 EST 2008
organics has lost a good man
Begin forwarded message:
> Subject: Eric Kindberg Dies in China
> From: steven sprinkel <[log in to unmask]>
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> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 18:51:22 -0800
> Eric Kindberg has been a member of this discussion for over ten
> years, so I
> thought I would let you all know that Eric Died in China last night
> of liver
> and kidney failure after about a year with an ailment we are still not
> certain about. Bile duct cancer has been suspected. I know he was
> and was describing a lot of symptoms that point to severe liver
> disease. I
> thought he might have gotten it from contact with liver flukes-a
> parasite in that part of the world. Now all that is beside the
> point, except
> for the fact that it serves as a lesson that quality Western medicine,
> especially for diagnosis, is imperative.
> I am so upset about this. He was a brilliant guy and an authentic
> farmer. A crucial expert on organic standards and philosophy when
> it really
> mattered in December of 1997.
> Eric was on the way home to his family in California for
> Thanksgiving, but
> turned terribly ill and could not continue his trip, eventually
> going from a
> hotel to a good hospital in Guangzhou-but it wasn't Cedars Sinai.
> Then he
> went into a coma and just went downhill from there. He was 66 but
> had the
> energy and athleticism of a forty year old. A tragic paradox. Sorry
> to bear
> this news to you.
> Best wishes to all of you
> Steve Sprinkel
> I am heartbroken about Eric. This is a real shock and a huge loss
> to the organic and sustainable farming community here in the US and
> obviously elsewhere around the world. Read these archives to see
> what a valuable role he has played
> in in the biological farming movement for over twenty years. He was
> farmer advocate, farm implement designer andprototyper, political
> and industry activist and one of the most persistent and effective
> spokespersons and campaigners for organic farming anyone could hope
> for. In fact he went beyond what most have done and in a
> tactful, considerate, cooperative way.
> I worked for him on one of his conferences many years ago and
> resumed correspondence with him over the past year.
> We will all feel the loss of Eric and I will surely miss him.
> I suppose Douglas, Steve and I and many others who knew him will
> carry on in his stead in Sanet and elsewhere,
> on and off line.
> For the future,
> Lawrence London
> Chapel Hill, N.C., U.S.A.
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