Dear MOTHER: August/September 2009

Readers’ letters about raising meat chickens, a Swiss chard offer, overpopulation, corn ethanol and water, and much more.



chickens for meat lead
From breed choice to processing laws, readers responded to Gwen Roland’s article, “Raising Chickens for Meat.”
GWEN ROLAND
chard2
Reader Jeffrey Dickemann has offered to send chard seeds to interested gardeners.
KEITH WARD
ethanol
The increasing demand for corn to make ethanol exacts a heavy price in water usage.
ISTOCKPHOTO/BILL GROVE
Mountain range
Readers continue to send in letters regarding the population discussion, covered in MOTHER EARTH NEWS in December 2008/January 2009 and April/May 2009.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
Power plant steam stacks
Reader letters illustrate that some still believe global climate change is a hoax.
FOTOLIA/AZPWORLDWIDE
Garden work station
Chris Clampett’s husband converted a homemade table into this garden work station after reading “Keeping Up with Your Garden” by Barbara Pleasant.
CHRIS CLAMPITT











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