Mike Goodman wrote:
> On Thu, 1 May 1997, Bob MacGregor wrote:
> > Ann said:
> > What will convince
> > people, I believe, is not the holism or ecological soundness of
> > alternative approaches, but rather, their cost-effectiveness.
> > >>
> > I say "Amen" to that comment! Under the current structure of production
> > and marketing, whoever supplies the marketplace with the cheapest
> > product of acceptable quality wins.
> > My bet is that the strawberry
> > growers will find some other way to fill the supermarket shelves with
> > berries after methyl bromide is finally scrapped. The point is that there is
> > a myriad of alternatives -- including a lot of cost-saving ones -- out there
> > waiting to be found and put into use.
> But wouldn't the scrapping of mythl bromide be more of a political
> decision and less to do with economics? Some how leaving too much to the
> economic imperative is just too risky to me. . .there seems to be other
> complementary and equally powerful paths to chucking the chemical habit. .
> Mike Goodman
> University of Oregon
> Geography Department
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