Dear Mother: February-March 2009

Letters from our readers on population, tips for starting a fire, genetic engineering and more.

Readers absolutely loved the easy and amazing artisan bread recipe in the December 2008/February 2009 issue.
“We must formulate a world population policy, and do it soon. The elephant is stirring.” — Howard Pellett; Anacortes, Washington
Corn crop
Reader Sally Caruth pointed out that the Seed Savers Exchange is a great place to find heirloom seeds — and we agree!
Kevin Bedard was impressed with John Gulland’s fire-starting advice, tips he hadn’t heard from even from the manufacturer.
Sitting Bull
Inspired by a 1980 Mother Earth News article, “Solar Etching,” Jonathan began a beautiful and successful career making portraits using the sun and a magnifying glass.
GM Fish
David Vuicich was alarmed at reading after reading about genetically engineered foods (“Engineering a False Hope,” October/November 2008), and suggested Claire Hope Cummings Uncertain Peril for further reading.

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