Tell Off Pesticide Peddlers

michelle_garden2Just in from Credo Action:

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.

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=3489-565995-JOb9Urx&rc=paste

Thanks!

One Reply to “Tell Off Pesticide Peddlers”

  1. Wow, that is a pretty bold move by MACA in this age of “going green”! I have actually managed to get back into gardening this year and so far have not had to resort to using any type of pesticides or other chemicals. This should be a pretty good deal in the end because we can save money by not having to buy pesticides and organic produce tends to be more expensive anyway, so overall we are getting a better value for the time spent.

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