The marketing geniuses for the pesticide industry really did not think this one through
In a letter to Michele Obama (find the letter on Caterwauled’s blog) the pesticide industry also known as MACA wanted to remind everyone that there is better living through chemicals.
Things must be tough for the industry these days as more and more families (including the First Family) are demanding and seeking out safer and healthier foods at supermarkets and farmers markets all over the country these days. The industry tried to call in others to join them by saying
“Did you hear the news? The White House is planning to have an “organic” garden on the grounds to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the Obama’s and their guests. While a garden is a great idea, the thought of it being organic made Janet Braun, CropLife Ambassador Coordinator and I shudder. As a result, we sent a letter encouraging them to consider using crop protection products and to recognize the importance of agriculture to the entire U.S. economy.”