There is no doubt in my mind that Michael Specter has in fact slandered Shiva. Words too clever by half have hardly served to gloss-over this intent and your readership has been taken for a ride. I am deeply disappointed by the NY falling for this shameful charade. You would be well advised to regain a semblance of credibility by publishing the sound responses to Specter, (at least two including Ms Shiva’s). While Shiva’s comprehensive response also rebuts specifics relevant to her, I would also be happy to provide an overview of just how serious the GMO Regulatory shambles-of-a-policy is for India, her future well-being and ability to THRIVE not just survive. These matters have a direct bearing on Specter’s significant distance from the truth exhibited in his article in the NY. This is the sum and substance of the Specter article, which the editorial board of the NY unfortunately chose to carry. Why would you risk your reputation is the obvious question?