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Entry for April 13, 2009 April 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tiffany C @ 9:15 AM

A friend of mine emailed me this letter this morning. I immediately went onto the petition site and signed it. I’m outraged that the MACA would pull this. Michelle Obama is on the right track to get away from so many chemicals in our lives especially being sprayed on our food. Bravo to her for being a great role model. Boo to the MACA. I hope if you’re outraged by this as well that you will also sign the petition.

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.


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