This is off the charts idiocy and lobbying run amok.
This blindingly stupid chemical outfit is "disturbed" that the First Lady is trying to grow an organic garden without using their poisonous products to, I don't know, kill things.
They even had the brass to send a letter stating this .
I personally am thrilled that Michelle Obama has put in a garden at the Whitehouse, thrilled.
Because it is a great example to the average American that if you have some space, it is not that hard to grow some basic vegetables to help save money on your grocery bill and help yourself to be a bit more self sufficient at the same time, without having to resort to using poisonous chemicals in the process.
Someone else is having a hard time that she is doing it organically.
Normally I don't just cut and paste things because I believe in giving an original author the benefit of linking to their original piece because they are the one that worked to put it out in the first place and they deserve the respect to have you go read the whole thing where it was published.
Once in a while, that is not conducive to getting the point across, this is one of those times.
I will provide the link, believe me, I am incensed enough that I want this message to get out, there will be a link to voice your personal message to these ,um, people.
Here is the text of the message and the link to respond will follow, I urge you to send your own personal message as you see fit.
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.
We are 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.
Yes, this actually happened, yes, they are beneath my contempt.
I do not usually urge any kind of action on anyone's part around here, I am usually content to sit and pitch a fit.
However, at this time I am going to give you an opportunity to send a message decrying the use of "crop protection products" on the garden at the Whitehouse because it is unnecessary and the fact that companies like Monsanto are actively trying to physically control every aspect of the plant farming in this country in conjunction with the agricultural lobby and their questionable legal tactics and that is a threat to every human being on this planet.
The banking industry can disintegrate tomorrow, you cannot eat money.
I will not argue that there is not a need for fertilizer and pesticides in agriculture.
I will, however, argue that this country needs to get as organic as possible as soon as possible and that by trying to lobby the Whitehouse to start spraying the historic garden that has been put in is beyond just bad taste but a sign of Big Agra trying to bully the American public by going after the most high profile organic garden in history and deciding that it knows best.
I would point out the many instances of Salmonella poisoning that has become rampant in the last few years from produce brought about by Big Agra, but that would be unsporting.
If you would care to sign a petition informing the "Pesticide Peddlers" that you support the organic garden that the First Lady has been working on, you can do so here.