>Thorsten von Berswordt's query about organic tobacco raises two questions that
>I find even more interesting than those in his message: 1) Why? 2) Why?
>1) Why would any organic producer want to produce tobacco? I once
>read a statement of organic principles somewhere that I seem to recall
>featured words like "wholesome, healthful products."
>2) Why would any organic consumer want to consume tobacco? I'd be very
>interested to hear whether they pay a premium for organic tobacco, and if so,
>why? To safeguard their health?
>I hadn't heard that there is significant organic tobacco production, but if
>there is, doesn't this raise some pretty serious questions about what in the
>world "organic" is all about? Perhaps some organic tobacco
>producers/consumers could enlighten me.
>School of Nutrition Science
> and Policy
My sentiments exactly. Why would anyone interested in health even consider
producing or using tobacco.
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