Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Letter to the Editor in The Palm Beach Post today: Local Florida produce “likely” or “may be” contaminated?

A Letter to the Editor in the Post print edition today (4/4, excerpts below) is titled, “ ‘Local grown’ may be contaminated”. However, in the online edition the title is this:

The definition of the words “may (possibility) and “likely(probably, apparently) are very different.

The Letter to the Editor today ends with this line:

I’ll pass on “Florida local grown.”

For those of you who have never written a Letter to the Editor at the Post, e.g., a farmer, have a business that relies on Florida produce, or are someone who doesn’t appreciate our produce in Florida being mentioned in the same sentence as “toxic water”, then learn how to write a Letter to the Editor today using this link for the instructions.

Below is another excerpt from the Letter to the Editor in the Post today:
A new study looking for the source of pollution plaguing the Indian River Lagoon found that Florida vegetable farmers are irrigating their fields with toxic water. [emphasis added]
And whilst on the subject of the Indian River Lagoon and “Send the Water South!”, there is an article as well on page B2, below the fold by Jim Turner at the News Service of Florida titled, “Future of reservoir appears murky”:

Senate President Joe Negron’s priority of creating a reservoir to protect rivers and estuaries east and west of Lake Okeechobee appears to have a murky future.

and. . .

     The fight over the reservoir comes as Senate budget proposals released this week included $22.6 million for state land-buying programs — something that has no matching money in the House proposal — and $275 million for ongoing Everglades restoration projects.
     The House is pitching $166 million for Everglades restoration projects.

Stay tuned, as they say. And get cracking on those letters to the editor at the Post!