Saturday, April 11, 2009

The nerve!

I received this in my inbox today. Please consider sending an email denouncing this!

Dear Friend,
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
http://www.lavidalocavore.org/showDiary.do?diaryId=1309
, "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.
http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/wh_garden/?r_by=3454-1822373-Yre0PLx&rc=mailto
Thanks!

3 comments:

Snak Shak said...

Done. Thanks for the post.

Verde said...

I signed! bah.

Anonymous said...

I hate to tell you this but Michelle Obama's garden is not organic. Perhaps after a few years of very detail paperwork, other stringent requirements, and inspections her garden can be called organic. Not using chemicals does not an "organic" garden make.

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