The temptation to let stuff like this pass is huge. We all want to get on with growing and enjoying plants. Unfortunately it is going to get harder and harder for us to do this if we allow ignorant and prejudiced commentators to monopolise the limelight. Surely Dave S's suggestion makes a great deal of sense? I'd be delighted to sign a collective response, as I'm sure many or most other forum members would too. We are united by a hobby that transcends geopolitical boundaries but it would be awfully easy to let the politicians 'divide and conquer'. The article that has everyone so riled is aimed specifically at US plant enthusiasts, however, so I think any response needs to be written by an American gardener to have any chance of being taken seriously. So, we're all shocked by the article. Nature has a letter column. Will there be an official PBS response? -Dave S.