Andy Clark wrote:
> Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 21:57:14 -0500
> From: email@example.com (Floyd Johnson)
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> What you say comes straight from the book . How ever I farmed straight
> from the book almost 20 years now , it's gotten me just about nothing .
> In the last several years I have attended several different field days
> that have changed the way I look at things. These farmers don't pay any
> attention to the book and accomplish things I never dreamed of
> accomplishing. They don't use herbicides, can't afford the yield drag.
> They aren't shooting for 200 bu. corn, more like 300 bu. They don't use
> insecticides, read nerve gas, when maybe a little sugar will do the job,
> etc. etc. etc.
> I am all for progress but this time it's going to be My progress.
> Not a
> World War Industry's . To clarify what I mean read on. What did the
> fertilizer companies make before fertilizer (gunpowder). What did the
> chemical companies make before herbicides & insecticides (nerve gas).
> Now today we have GPS, the military is done with it so lets pass it on
> to the farmers , hate to lay off any workers they might have to grow
> their own food or something awful like that.
> Of course why should they when farmers are willing to support them
> provide them food and fiber cheaper & cheaper every day as they cut
> themselves out of the picture.
> I need to stop before I get carried away it just makes me very mad
> people say we need all of this stuff to feed the world when I know
> people who are doing a wonderful job without it . There are even some
> figures that say on account of pollution we might not have a world to
> feed. Please look at all of the information from all of the sources
> before you decide which side you pick. I know where I am at and I
> believe most non biased intelligent people will make the same decision
> if they truly dig in to all of the information.
> Floyd Johnson
> IN REPLY TO:
> (126.96.36.199::mail daemon; unverified,SLMail V2.7); Thu, 13 May 1999
> 00:44:33 -0400
> From: "Harold Reetz" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: RE: sanet-mg-digest V1 #1012
> Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 23:43:45 -0500
> After 25+ years in Extension and Industry agronomist positions, I find it
> difficult to sit back and read the attacks on the "system" that are included
> in this "list" without responding. It appears that this is really a forum
> for the anti-science, anti-industry people to post their ideas and their
> attacks on science and industry. Comments such as the importance of
> "values" in addition to science....implying that the progress we have made
> in agriculture has been at the expense of values. There also seems to be a
> general trend in this thread to looking for any negatives about GMOs and
> other technology.....implying that GMO is a BAD thing.
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