The Big Lie!

Christine Dann has posted another excellent piece in her blog “The Dead End Diet” on the insidious disinformation campaign that originated with Dennis Avery of the Hudson Institute. According to the New York Times, “Dennis T. Avery wants organic food to go away. And he doesn’t care what it takes.” Christine also links to this Sourcewatch page.

I also came across this article by Dominic Dyer, chief executive of the Crop Protection Association of the UK. He also perpetuates Dennis Avery’s lie about manure use in organic farming.

One only has to look at who the funders are for the Hudson Institute and who the members of the Crop Protection Association are to see where this disinformation is coming from. They obviously see organic farming methodology as a real potential threat to their bottom lines.


About Rob Symons

My name is Rob Symons. I live in Pietermaritzburg, kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. MuthiMuthi is my Zulu nickname which means tall tree. I am an Organic Farmer and an environmentalist. I live and work on Broadleaze Farm in the Mkondeni valley on the eastern outskirts of Pietermaritzburg.
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