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Re: [nafex] Re: Dan's reply to gypsy moth cav et.al

In a message dated 01/27/01 10:03:45 AM, madshaw@quest-net.com writes:

<< TB reply:
Oh, so naive you are!!  I would like for you to document for me even one 
instance of a death resulting from food-borne pesticide residues.  Now look 
at the THOUSANDS    who die each year from microbial-based food-borne 
illness.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel that the proven killers are 
the bugs.
p.s. I'm no flag-waver of the chemical industry but at the same time I 
recognize the importance of having effective, well regulated, and properly 
used tools at hand to assist farmers in growing food to fill our stomachs.
Terence Bradshaw        Pomona Tree Fruit Service
93 Stowe St             PO Box 258, Chelsea, VT 05038
Waterbury, VT 05676         madshaw@quest-net.com
(802)244-0953 >>

Well if you look at who does the documenting and what their vested interests 
are, you might have a clearer picture.  I think you are wrong, but probably 
not susceptible to being corrected.  In any case, I do not autorize ANYONE, 
certainly no government, to look out for my interests and health.  That is my 
job.  I don't want to be told how my hamburger shall be cooked or what has to 
happen to my food before I am allowed to eat it.  Of course the best way to 
take responsibility for one self is to grow one's own food or know personally 
people who grow.  I used to grow (+forage, hunt, fish, scrounge) virtually 
everything except coffee (which I no longer drink), a bit of sugar for 
preserves (couldn't afford honey then), and a bushel of wheat a year for a 
family of four and it was no big deal.  Now I'm   away too much to keep such 
systems going, but I still want to get my food without Big Brother (or his 
Little Sister) telling me how it needs to be processed.  


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