An Informed Discussion of GMOs:

Hook Family guldann at
Sat Dec 16 07:26:37 EST 2000

Dorene,  I am very grateful to all the folks who keep me up to date on Avery
and others like him and the controversial topics they discuss.  Without
these e-mail lists I would be seriously under informed.  But with all the
info I get here and various print publications I feel as if I can educatedly
explain some of the controversy to my CSA members.  They read, watch TV etc,
how would they ever know in casual reading who funds Avery, how would they
know that the "studies" he sites are either erroneously quoted or made up.
I say thank you and keep up the good work.  Beth
----- Original Message -----
From: Tetrad <garlicgr at>
To: market farming <market-farming at>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 3:31 AM
Subject: Re: An Informed Discussion of GMOs:

> Lawrence wrote:
> >Do us all a favor and stop giving Avery publicity in this mailing
> >list.
> Hmm, I thought I had done a fairly through job of showing what a blowhard
> is.  The event happened, I was asked to write an article about it and as
> is presented in such a positive light in the traditional media, I thought
> was important to expose him for the "act" that the audience felt he was.
> Avery's already lost credibility in PA for saying that only organic
> use manure -- here in PA (land of dairy cows!), *everyone* who has access
> the stuff uses it and always has.  If his credibility can be chipped even
> further by folks asking, what all of us at the conference felt was the
> *primary* question -- "How can this man claim to be a "critic" of organic
> agriculture if he has publically declared he knows nothing about two of
> major "schools" (BioIntensive and Permaculture)?"
> I think it's important that folks like us (who actually practice what we
> preach) challenge the popular media when they present us with an "expert"
> who is nothing of the sort.  And we can't do that unless we know what was
> said where and are able to formulate intelligent, pointed questions in
> Just my thoughts. . .
> Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
> St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden
> A mission of
> St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville, PA
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