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Mark Bittman, the estimable New York Times food columnist, has an interesting piece about the importance of understanding nuance, even though people holding various opinions about the food supply often prefer to rely on buzzwords.

"I think we — forward-thinking media, progressives in general, activist farmers, think-tank types, nonprofiteers, everyone who’s battling to create a better food system — often send the wrong message on both of these," Bittman writes. "If we understand and explain them better it’ll be more difficult for us to be discredited (or, worse, dismissed out of hand), and we’ll have more success moving intelligent comments on these important issues into the mainstream."

And that means rethinking how we think and talk about things like organics and GMOs.

You can read the entire piece here.
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