Do you have any scientific education? Have you taken chemistry? Even one year in high school? A college degree? Your GPA? What makes you think being a farmer’s daughter qualifies you to defend an industry you really now little about aside from being a farmer’s daughter? The only people you will influence are those, like you, unable to discern truth from lies because you don’t have a grasp of scientific reasoning. Are you healthy and well? Do you go to an MD and take toxic drugs for medicine? Glad you are singing to the choir of the ignorant and really don’t matter – spreading false information is not real cool – you know? Of course not. Disgraceful.
Thanks so much for your questions and interest in my educational and work background!
Yes, I do have scientific education. I took 4 whole years of science classes in high school. I even took AP Biology and passed the examination, which (at least at that time) granted you a certain number of college credits. I was fascinated with the genetics lessons and nitty gritty details of photosynthesis. By the way, I graduated as one of the top 5 students in my class.
When I started college, my major was Cellular and Molecular Biology. I wanted to be a genetic counselor. I took 3 chemistry courses (and passed with a B average, by the way). However, I quickly realized that my interests and passions lay in a different area. I still graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a History major and a Political Science minor. The Bachelor of Science was a hold over from my biology majoring days, but I’m glad I kept it. I had to take statistics classes and a social studies class. For the latter, we read the work of Thomas Kuhn The Structure of Scientific Revolution (which is a fascinating take on how the scientific community evolves and changes).
Then I went to law school. I wasn’t taking science classes, but I did take an agriculture law classes and completed internships related to ag. I wrote my third year scholar paper on the intersection of science and the new food production laws. Have you ever heard of Daubert?
I suppose if my parents had been lawyers or dentists or bankers I might have some residual knowledge of those professions. But the difference with farming is that even as kids we lived it. We were in the fields tilling, laying plastic and tunnels, planting, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, and clean up. I worked 25 years of my life at our farm market interacting with consumers and selling our products. We came home every day and had to help pick produce for the next day. I’ve ridden and driven all sorts of tractors. I even drilled soybeans all by myself. I know how to run the combine and I’ve been in the field at 2 am with the rest of my family trying to finish up.
And it’s obviously resonating with people.
(You apparently have some type of misconstrued fear regarding the medical profession and prescription medications. I won’t touch on that except to say that I’m thankful for the technological and scientific achievements we’ve reached in those areas as well.)
And all the while you failed to point out a single thing that I’ve written that you think is wrong, and you certainly haven’t provided anything to support your rude and irrelevant remarks.
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