Back Talk | Letters to the Editor | Indy Week
Pin It

Back Talk 

Letters to the Editor

For more information
I was very interested to read Peter Eichenberger's article on the dangers of using depeleted uranium (DU) weaponry ["America's dirty bombs--and dirty litle secret," Feb. 19]. It is an important issue and I agree with Mr. Eichenberger that it has been almost entirely ignored by the U.S. media.

However, I would like to point out an article titled "Depleted Uranium: The Invisible Threat," published in 1999 by Mother Jones Magazine on their Web site--which at the time produced daily original content and had its own independent editorial staff. The article addresses health concerns about returning Kosovar refugees to areas contaminated by NATO's use of depleted uranium munitions, as well as the impact of using such weapons in the Gulf War. It also includes resources for additional research. I think it's a great article, but then again I'm biased--I wrote it.

The article can be found at http://www.motherjones.com/news_wire/du.html.
– J.J. Richardson, Efland

Credit where it's due
While I was surprised and honored to be included in Dan Coleman's list [First Person, Feb. 19] I am compelled to set the record straight about the founding of the Carrboro Farmers' Market. While Betsy and I have been selling at the market for 17 years and have been very involved in it's management we can not take credit for starting it.

The market is an unusual public/private collaboration whose seeds were planted as early as 1977 when the town received a grant to build the original market structures. The town then enlisted the help of the nonprofit N.C. Agricultural Marketing Project who helped recruit and organize a group of area farmers to sell at and operate the market for the town. It is this original group of 14 farmers who founded the market and nurtured it through the early years. It was their foresight, careful rule making and strict adherence to the principle that only products grown locally, by the seller, can be offered at the market. This is what has lead the market to be the vibrant place it is. Today entering our 25th season there are still five of those founding farms who still sell at market. Betsy and I have just been fortunate to have been accepted into this great institution, to sell and work alongside these visionary people, and with many peoples input, help guide the market through the years.
– Alex Hitt, Peregrine Farm, Graham

Latest in Letters to the Editor

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Letters to the Editor



Twitter Activity

Comments

As the owner of Surf Club I wanted to respond to Chris Allens letter. Surf Club received a noise complaint …

by surfclub on Bang the Drum Softly (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you Ellen and Jessica for writing and for educating others. Your words were very touching and offer a great …

by Erica Wolak on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Most Read

  1. The Hard Part (Peripheral Visions)
  2. Agit-Prop (Letters to the Editor)

Most Recent Comments

As the owner of Surf Club I wanted to respond to Chris Allens letter. Surf Club received a noise complaint …

by surfclub on Bang the Drum Softly (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you Ellen and Jessica for writing and for educating others. Your words were very touching and offer a great …

by Erica Wolak on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you to Ellen and Jessica for their comments, and to the Indy for running the series on the disaster …

by Anika on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you to Ellen and Jessica for sharing this horrific reality with Indy Week readers, and thank you to Indy …

by Sena Crutchley on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you Ellen and Jessica for speaking up for those with no voice. I've been vegan for over 3 years …

by Steve Griffin on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation