Facts versus hype
To the editor;
A month ago I attended a one-day seminar about “The Culture of Conservation,” sponsored primarily by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. I was particularly intrigued by the one session entitled, “Don’t let the facts get in the way of the story.” Organic is based solely on feelings. The facts are:
- Organic does not taste better. The secret of taste is producing the best variety and eating it freshly picked.
- Organic is not safer. In fact, the opposite is true, because modern production methods allow you to control pests before they damage the produce. E-coli, that killed several people, a few years ago, was traced to organic spinach.
These indisputable facts about organic are for the weekly cynical commentator from Delavan, Ill., Alan Guebert. His attacks on modern agriculture, armed with nothing but the buffoonery of the hippie generation, is just plain stupid.
In addition to his personal feelings, there is a desperate need to be accepted by the “hoity toity” elitist snobs from the east and west coasts, masquerading as environmentalists who, in reality, are “the food extremists.”
You must know that their ultimate aim is to make us a nation of organic vegans.
Guebert’s column is perfect example of not “letting the facts get in the way of the story.”
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