Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
>>From firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Mar 16 19:13:06 1995
>Date: Thu, 16 Mar 1995 17:12:13 -0500 (EST)
>To: Robert Stevahn <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: (fwd) provocative sci.agriculture post
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>On Thu, 16 Mar 1995, Robert Stevahn wrote:
>> Thought you might enjoy this post I noticed in sci.agriculture. My
>> response should show up soon, but it would be nice to see some other
>> responses (for those of you with Usenet access) countering the point of
>> view of the Hudson Institute.
>> > There is a new book out by the Hudson Institute called Saving the Planet
>> > with Pesticides and Plastic: The Environmental Triumph of High-Yield
>> > Agriculture. It will make you think, and It will make a die-hard
>> > environmentalist and nature lover think twice about condemning modern,
>> > chemically based agriculture. It basically states that if we commited to
>> > organic agriculture, we'd lose millions of square miles of wildlife
>> > habitat to the plow in order to feed the increasing population. Check it
>> > out. Call 1-800-Hudson-0 or 1-800-876-8011 to order. Keep thinking.
>> > Think Globally, Act Locally (the key word is think)
>> Robert Stevahn | Ours is not to feed the world. Let's learn
>> firstname.lastname@example.org | to feed ourselves, then teach the world.
>> Boise Food Connection | Population: Birth Control xor Death Control.
>That argument is old, wornout, outdated and just plain dumb! You can
>find a 15 year old version of that argument in CAST's (Council on
>Agriculture Science and Technology) response the USDA's Report and
>Recommendation on Organic Farming published in 1980. CAST published a
>response, can't remember the reference.
>Of course, I haven't actually *read* the report.....but its probably
>not worth spending the time discussing it. Those that hold the view
>that the plow is the only alternative to chemical agriculture are
>making arguments based on some pretty shaking premises...
>Yes, the key word is think.