In response to readers’ requests, I have been monitoring comments and deleting those in three categories: (a) pornographic, (b) vulgar, and (c) personal rather than focused on the issues under discussion.
To expand on (c): I welcome comments on any aspect of issues related to food politics, regardless of whether I do or do not agree with the positions expressed.
I am deleting comments that focus exclusively on the personal.
For example, I am deleting comments like “she only posts comments that agree with her position.” Comments like this are not only false, but add nothing to the discussion of the issues.
I very much regret having to do this.