Mischa Popoff
Vail, CO, Colorado

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February 11, 2013
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Vail Daily letter: Stoking fears

I've said it before and I'll say it again: The overwhelming majority of organic farmers in the United States and Canada are honest and hard-working. And guess what? They don't care if their neighbors use genetically-modified seed. It's the urban leaders of the organic movement who are stoking irrational fear, not farmers.

I've inspected over 500 organic farmers in the United States and Canada. I've communicated with another 1,000-plus organic farmers since I performed my last inspection. And I can attest that the activists are using organic farmers for the misguided political end of curtailing the use of modern science and technology in agriculture. Shameful!

Mischa Popoff

Author of "Is it Organic? The inside story of the organic industry,"

Osoyoos, B.C., Canada

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