Obama organic garden upsets chemical giants
Date Published: 10/04/2009
It seems the agro-chemical companies are bit upset (without trying to sound like it) about the fact that the US first family has opted for an organic garden.
According to this piece on TheHill.com they fear it sends the wrong message to the populace about chemical based farming. I suppose you’d expect as much in nation where lobbyists hold so much sway, but of course President Obama is doing something about that now, too (he’s severely restricted the influence lobbyists can have on the way the massive US economic stimulus package will be spent).
Obviously, from our point of view, the White House veg garden sends all the right messages about sustainability. As long they manage the garden properly it can become a great example to the world that growing food using your head is viable and desirable.