The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) has a bone to pick with
Michelle Obama. MACA represents chemical companies that produce
pesticides, and they are angry that - wait for it - Michelle Obama isn't
using chemicals in her organic garden at the White House.
I am not making this up.
In an email they forwarded to their supporters, a MACA spokesman wrote
, "While a garden is a great idea, the thought of it being organic made
[us] shudder." MACA went on to publish a letter it had sent to the First
Lady asking her to consider using chemicals -- or what they call "crop
protection products" -- in her garden.
Michelle Obama and has done America a great service by publicizing the
importance of nutritious food for kids (she's growing the garden in
partnership with a local elementary school class) as well as locally grown
produce as an important, environmentally sustainable food source.
I just signed a petition telling MACA's board members to stop using
Michelle Obama's garden to spread propaganda about produce needing to be
sprayed with chemicals. I hope you will, too.
Please have a look and take action.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I received this in my inbox today. Please consider sending an email denouncing this!
Posted by CoCargoRider