On Fri, 10 Oct 1997, Charles Benbrook wrote:
> Interest among a few members of the list on issues arising from
> organic certification and the forthcoming regulations has blossomed to a
> point where it may be time for them to take the discussion to another list,
> more focused and deidcated to that topic. Sal's excellent web page is an
> obvious candidate if he can manage a "chat room" on the topic. Maybe one of
> the certifying organizations would volunteer to take on this task; when the
> NOP rule is published, we will need a dedicated forum to discuss, debate and
> sharpen responses. Moving this debate now while the juices are still
> flowing would be a good way to jump-start a new list. I would surely enjoy
> participating in the dialogue.
> In addition to substantive imblanace of the last 10 days or so, the
> tone and content of messages has not improved fast enough for my taste. So
> lets do a poll. I would love to see at least HALF of the 700-800? people
> who receive Sanet to weigh in with, if nothing else, a short message, with
> subject line: "Re More Debate Orgo Certification".
> In your message, say whatever you wish, but at a minimum, please
> post --
> "Let the debate go on!" or
> "Enough for now."
> Hopefully this will help clarify whether the average SANET reader is
> interested in more discussion on organic certification and the topics that
> have been so thoroughly beaten to death of late.
> Over the last 5 years or so there have been maybe 3 or 4 times when
> SANET readers have had to rescue the list from a few people deeply
> interested in a narrow issue, or too stubborn to stop a pissing contest.
> Maybe its time again, maybe not. What do you think?
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