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Is Organic Food Just Marketing Hype?

COMMENTARY readers in the New York area are welcomed to participate in an impassioned live debate next Tuesday (April 13) in Manhattan. The topic of contention will be whether organic food is just marketing hype. Arguing that indeed it is will be Dennis Avery, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Food Issues; Blake Hurst, writer and farmer; and John Krebs, former chairman of the Food Standards Agency in the UK. Defending the merits of organic food will be Charles Benbrook, chief scientist at The Organic Center; Urvashi Rangan, director of technical policy for the Consumers Union; and Jeffrey Steingarten, Vogue magazine food critic.

For more information about the live event, visit its organizers’ website.

COMMENTARY readers in the New York area are welcomed to participate in an impassioned live debate next Tuesday (April 13) in Manhattan. The topic of contention will be whether organic food is just marketing hype. Arguing that indeed it is will be Dennis Avery, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Food Issues; Blake Hurst, writer and farmer; and John Krebs, former chairman of the Food Standards Agency in the UK. Defending the merits of organic food will be Charles Benbrook, chief scientist at The Organic Center; Urvashi Rangan, director of technical policy for the Consumers Union; and Jeffrey Steingarten, Vogue magazine food critic.

For more information about the live event, visit its organizers’ website.

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Should the U.S. Step Back from Its Special Relationship with Israel?

COMMENTARY readers in the New York area are welcomed to participate in an impassioned live debate next Tuesday (Feb 9) in Manhattan. The topic of contention will be whether the U.S. should step back from its special relationship with Israel. Roger Cohen and Rashid Khalidi, no surprise there, will argue that it should. Countering their arguments and defending the diplomatic affinity between the U.S. and the Jewish state will be Stuart Eizenstat and Itamar Rabinovich.

For more information about the live event, visit its organizers’ website: if you purchase tickets now you can save 30% by using the code 30OFF at checkout.

We hope to see a lot of you there.

COMMENTARY readers in the New York area are welcomed to participate in an impassioned live debate next Tuesday (Feb 9) in Manhattan. The topic of contention will be whether the U.S. should step back from its special relationship with Israel. Roger Cohen and Rashid Khalidi, no surprise there, will argue that it should. Countering their arguments and defending the diplomatic affinity between the U.S. and the Jewish state will be Stuart Eizenstat and Itamar Rabinovich.

For more information about the live event, visit its organizers’ website: if you purchase tickets now you can save 30% by using the code 30OFF at checkout.

We hope to see a lot of you there.

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