[Market-farming] NYTimes.com: Food That Travels Well

guyclark at fertilecrescentfarms.com guyclark at fertilecrescentfarms.com
Thu Aug 9 10:21:11 EDT 2007

Remember Mark Twain:

"Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of
them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would
often apply with justice and force: "There are three kinds of lies:
lies, damned lies and statistics.""
- Autobiography of Mark Twain

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] NYTimes.com: Food That Travels Well
> From: "Heirloom Grower" <heirloomgrower at gmail.com>
> It's interesting to note that no matter what the point one chooses to prove,
> there is always a statistical way to justify it. Just depends on how
> convoluted the reasoning employed to do so. Folks with common sense can
> usually discern truth. For example, home growers are often privileged to
> enjoy many delicacies at the height of freshness that purchasers spend big
> bucks to sample in a much compromised condition. Whatever the article says,
> eating fresh while vitamins and all the other good stuff is intact beats the
> socks off the other stuff.
> Elise

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