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    I'm disappointed you got from that last diary "Don't Write About Monsanto."

    I didn't get that vibe from the comment thread at all, which I participated in. Even among those of us who are objectively pro GMO and GE (as I happen to be), we almost universally hate Monsanto's business practices, which are cold-blooded and cruel.

    I certainly do hope you keep writing about food and food chains, though.

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    by terrypinder on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 06:52:10 AM PDT

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      to the diarist: I think it's good to have people writing about it.  I think it's less good for people to have the wrong information, but you're doing a good job weighing evidence, and that's the important part.  But please don't think Monsanto is off-limits; if anything, more sunlight is good.  Like terry I'm pro-GMO and -GE and don't want this topic to be avoided.

      I think it'd be a little different if it were an issue like IP, where it's much harder to cut through the ideology (because those issues are fundamentally ideological) and the most ideologically-minded stopped listening to each other long ago.  Certainly GMO/GE does have its partisans pro and contra, but as long as we're all agreeing to be judiciously skeptical, we can learn a lot from each other.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 10:50:24 PM PDT

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