An Informed Discussion of GMOs:

Miranda Smith Miranda.Smith at creativehomeowner.com
Mon Dec 18 09:06:48 EST 2000


I agree with Beth. It's thanks to these discussions that I stay up to date. 

Miranda

> ----------
> From: 	Hook Family
> Reply To: 	market farming
> Sent: 	Saturday, December 16, 2000 7:26 AM
> To: 	market farming
> Subject: 	Re: An Informed Discussion of GMOs:
> 
> 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 pond.com>
> To: market farming <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> 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
> he
> > is.  The event happened, I was asked to write an article about it and as
> he
> > is presented in such a positive light in the traditional media, I
> thought
> it
> > 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
> farmers
> > use manure -- here in PA (land of dairy cows!), *everyone* who has
> access
> to
> > 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
> the
> > 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
> response.
> >
> > 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
> 19460
> >
> >
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