Sunday, April 12, 2009

Why Don't You Use Our Poison On Your Garden First Lady?

Seriously.
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.
Why?
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.

15 comments:

  1. Sensational post! Americans need to know that these chemical people are doing their best to kill them all the time, 24 X 7. You gave them a perfect rebuttal.

    Michael

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  2. Big Agra looks out for one thing and one thing only, and that's Big Agra. Their only concern is the almighty dollar and how many of them they have. They will do anything to get people to use their products, even scare tactics.

    I got the same email you must have gotten from Creedo, and I signed the petition.

    I'm glad the First Lady is not using chemicals on the White House garden. Maybe this will get more people to grow organic.

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  3. They're appalled she's not using chemicals in her ORGANIC garden?! What a buncha fucktards..... This is the only thing the Obammys are doing RIGHT!

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  4. Wonder what type of response the First Lady had for the chemical companies? It would be interesting to know!

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  5. signed busted.

    forking forkers are threatened by one organic garden. one becoming two, becoming three, etc is their biggest nightmare.

    lets do what we can to make sure the forkers nightmare comes true.

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  6. Big Agra, Big Pharma, Bastards!!!! Happy Easter busted!!

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  7. Their kind of shit doesn't make anything grow. I hope Michelle told them where to put it.

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  8. fucktards. i went & signed, told 'em that if the execs drink their own chemicals for a couple of decades (instead of water) to prove their safety, i'll think about using chemicals.

    No guarantee i'll use 'em, but i'll think about it.

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  9. Where were they when Prevention magazine came into being? Rodale Press? Organic Gardening magazine, etc.? Why haven't I ever heard of them until this freaking minute?
    The First Family's home garden does not need pesticides and the First Lady doesn't need their buttinsky letters.

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  10. Thanks for the heads up, you ornery bastid you! I went and signed. REMEMBER FOLKS, Credo (where you signed the petition) DOES do good works, but will spam the hell out of you if you let them. they DO respond to unsubscribes though...

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  11. Fertilizer helps things grow. Insecticides just kill the things that try to eat the food, including you.

    There's all kinds of things you can plant to keep various pests away, like marigolds for bugs and chicken wire to keep the gophers out. If you plant the right stuff, you can eat venison all year long. Shhh...

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  12. i know you cannot make this shit up --- something tells me they must have a contract with Halliburton

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  13. Hadn't seen that Busted. Thanks for the linky, signed and sent.

    Lots of ways to plant and keep organic.

    Google is the pal.

    My two favs:

    http://www.squarefootgardening.com/

    http://www.backyardgardener.com/veg/VEGETABLE/naturalpestcontrol.htm

    There are hundreds of links to read about organic pest control . . . .

    I've got a monstrous plot of 2' x 12' in our backside apartment patio for 4 'mater plants (two heirloom, one beefsteak and one early girl), and a row in front of what will be yellow and green zukes this year.

    Then I got 40 pots of 10 gal. to one quart, of pear tomatoes (yellow and red), grape tomatoes (yellow and red), tons of basil for home made pesto, oregano, thyme, lemon thyme, purple sage, rosemary bushes in 10 gal pots in their 3rd year, and honey likes flowers in the others.

    Not bad for a cave dweller. Wish I had more room.

    Plant and pick on folks.

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  14. Good Post! I added my name at the linked site. If anyone has any doubt that "big agra" and their products are less that earth-friendly, here is a link to a NPR story about the results in India after the government supported change to "big agra's" methods of chemical fertilizer/pesticide based farming:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102944731

    A looming crisis indeed!

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