The Societal Ramifications & Consequences of the Making and Taking of Food

This site dedicated to the matters of food above and beyond the mere satiation of flavors on one's palette; but rather the ramifications to society from the consequences of how its' production, distribution, and nutrition affect living systems. How we sow, reap, harvest, legislate and base our economic systems on food is key to how we ultimately treat each other and the Earth.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Leave Michelle Obama's organic garden alone

Tell your friends: Pesticide lobbyists should leave Michelle Obama's organic garden alone!

Don't let them get away with it.

Ask your friends to join the campaign to tell pesticide lobbyists to stop spreading propaganda about Michelle Obama's organic garden at the White House.

In the past few days, tens of thousands of CREDO activists like you have mobilized to tell pesticide lobbyists that their propaganda about Michelle Obama's organic garden at the White House is unacceptable. It's truly amazing how many of you have taken up this fight in such a short time, and we thank you for your activism.

We need your friends to join this campaign so we can ensure the Mid America CropLife Association and the rest of the chemical industry know that it hurts America when they suggest we can't garden organically, sustainably, and without their chemicals.

Click here to send a note to your friends to tell them what the pesticide lobbyists said about Michelle Obama's organic garden at the White House.

You can also forward the sample message below to your friends.

Thank you for working to build a better world.

Kate Stayman-London, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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Sample message to send to your friends:

Subject: Tell Pesticide Peddlers: We support Michelle Obama's organic garden.

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, "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.