To the editor:
I was disappointed, then suspicious, that the Journal-World did not cover either the Gary Nabhan panel discussion at Ecumenical Christian Ministries or his KU Earth Day talk (both were well attended). Is it a Journal-World policy to not cover KU Earth Day speakers or other environmental speakers, such as Winona LaDuke's recent KU talk? Is The World Company afraid that its Wal-Mart-type sponsors would disapprove of covering local production of food and local businesses that could develop from this growing sector of our economy?
The public would have benefited from hearing Gary's ideas on how communities are using local food production, chefs and businesses to reinvigorate their economy in a time of higher energy prices and economic instability. Or his ideas on how local biodiversity, foods and restaurants can help us develop a richer culture that will attract people to our community.