Letters from the Issue of December 13, 2007

"It is time that the United States make a change."

Lee Klein responds: In order to get USDA organic classification, meat and poultry processors must show that their products have not consumed feces-tainted feed. Otherwise, there is no way of knowing.

Big Winners

Three Miami New Times writers took first place in the 2007 Florida Awards of Excellence, which were announced last week. Staff writer Isaiah Thompson won in business writing, Our Woman in Havana (an unnamed reporter) took top honors in general reporting, and editor Chuck Strouse was first in serious column writing. All were in the nondaily division.

Copyeditor Needed

New Times is seeking a temporary copyeditor in Fort Lauderdale. The ideal candidate must have excellent copyediting skills, as well as the ability to work steadily and efficiently under deadline pressure. Layout experience is preferred. Top candidates will be given a rigorous copyediting test.

Send cover letter and resumé to Robert Meyerowitz, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, 16 NE Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301; robert.meyerowitz@browardpalmbeach.com. No phone calls, please.

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