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Thank you Vicki (and Trevor, Craig, Danielle) for the replies to this
thread. I am one that looks forward to seeing the information shared
on this list, including things I disagree with or would do
differently. The organic industry is well diversified in both product
and philosophy. Knowing what is occurring allows reaction, education
and marketing. While monsanto and organic may seem like something that
shouldn't belong in the same email, with purchases of seed providers
like seminis (which it appears this variety will be marketed under)
even "respectable organic growers" can find themselves being customers
of monsanto and others rather quickly. Another reason to stay
informed.

I did find the video to be mostly marketing and of little substance
(difficulty finding papers on the variety other than trials) but I
also felt that way about recent postings about certain organic
seminars. Despite all that, I personally look forward to a continued
varied list with things that are both informative and sometimes
inspiration for action.

Ryan Eby

On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 4:49 PM, Morrone, Vicki <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Those concerned and very upset as voiced on the Organic listserv are that
> way because of this info. That is JUST what this is, info that is available
> and we want to SHARE it with you so you can react. We are NOT promoting any
> companies, Monsanto or otherwise!! If you donít like a news item that we
> share, donít blame us but use this info to get the facts of what is
> happening and do something about it. †Danielle is sharing info from public
> sources, MSU or the Organic Center are NOT promoting this seed or any other
> seed. So please take your energy to make change, not just screaming at
> print!
> Note this web site is NOT sponsored by ANY company or industry. This is a
> component of MSUE extension outreach.
> I respect each readers thoughts and know we all need to vent but also use
> this knowledge to work together to make changes for the better.
> Respectfully
> Vicki Morrone
>
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