Interesting quote from the NPB

Posted on: Thu, 01/30/2003 - 9:55am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

This was published in the Southwest Farm Press, Nov 2, 2000. It's a quote by Murray Campbell, the Camilla, Ga., grower who serves as chairman of the National Peanut Board.
"We have enough real enemies - aflatoxin, the allergy issue, water shortages and tomato spotted wilt virus. Growers must be united in our efforts to confront these profit-robbing enemies. Together, we can rise to the challenge and sell more peanuts at home and throughout the world."

Their targets for marketing contacts include:

American Association of Asthma and Immunology
American Diabetic Association
American School Food Service Association
Association of Pediatric Nurses
Food Allergy Research and Resource Program Conference
National Associaton of Elementary School Principals
National Association of School Nurses
National Association of WIC Directors.

(as stated on their website)

Posted on: Thu, 01/30/2003 - 10:09am
Ginger's picture
Joined: 11/17/1999 - 09:00

What a jerk!!
How seriuos are we suppose take a guy who is a chairperson of a peanut????

Posted on: Thu, 01/30/2003 - 12:40pm
cynde's picture
Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

I'm one of the few parents here who still eats PN products when I'm away from home/son for a few days. After reading this I will not be able to choke down any PN products. What a sick thing to say, that our children are "profit robbing enemies" [img][/img]. Does anyone know how to contact that freak?

Posted on: Thu, 01/30/2003 - 7:29pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

This is all I could find:
Campbell, Murray
2281 Highway 37
Camilla, GA 31730
[This message has been edited by gw_mom3 (edited January 31, 2003).]

Posted on: Thu, 01/30/2003 - 11:15pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Nice to see we're included as one of the "profit robbing enemies". The man probably looks like Mr. Peanut. This could make one's blood boil if one allowed it to. [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 01/30/2003 - 11:17pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

river, do you have a website address link for the National Peanut Board? Do you have an e-mail address? After just a minute's thought, I'm so enangered I want to write to them and say that I don't equate my child dying and me being a profit robbing enemy (except in *better* wording - I need more coffee [img][/img] )
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 01/30/2003 - 11:42pm
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

Well, I'm drinking my coffee right now [img][/img] and I am sickened! The only thing though, about writing angry protest letters, is that this quote is over three years old. Maybe that doesn't make a difference to anyone... I don't know. It does really make me sick, however. I do think that the issue of pa has become much more widely known in the last three years. We have made a lot of strides with education and publicity. I think the major articles in the New York Times, Jane Brody's columns, the Boston Globe, etc. have gotten way more publicity than this jerk's have. On the other hand, if the NPB is still trying to market to the groups in the original posting - I say we let them have it with all we've got! Miriam (where is the "fist raising" icon when you need it?!)
whoops - my math was off - the quote is only 2 years old. Sorry!
[This message has been edited by California Mom (edited January 31, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 12:25am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

OK, I took the quote to mean that the allergy robs profits, so they need to unite to find ways to fight [b]the allergy[/b] (ie. donations to FAAN, Tanox, etc.). Anyone else read it that way?

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 12:39am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

That's what I would like to think it means. Peg541

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 12:42am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Cayley's Mom and Peg541, that's what I absolutely LOVE about this discussion board.
You both had a whole different take on his comment than other people did. Who knows? Perhaps the correct one? How would we prove this? Find out if the National Peanut Board donates money to FAAN or to the drug manufacturer of TANOX? How do you find this kinda thing out? Very interesting take though. I like it. [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 1:13am
nancy023's picture
Joined: 12/12/2002 - 09:00

Their marketing contacts include school food services, school nurses, and principals. It certainly seems they are trying to pit themselves against the allergic kids to me. Why market peanuts as a good thing to school principals (with possible monetary incentives) unless they may be presented with the need to limit peanut foods in their schools.


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