The commercial fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide industry is not so happy about Michelle Obama’s organic White House garden — and took the trouble to write her a letter about it:
“Fresh foods grown conventionally are wholesome and flavorful yet more economical,” the Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) wrote the first lady last month a few days after she and fifth-graders from a local elementary school planted the White House Kitchen Garden.
“CropLife” and “MACA” — neither of those things sound wholesome or flavorful. But since they mentioned it, I think I’ll make a special trip to the farmers’ market tomorrow morning.
Late Update: TPM Reader BW does me one better:
How weird is it that “conventional” farming is the sort that involves synthetic chemicals, massive amounts of water and petroleum, and technology only available in the last 100 years.
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