Tagged: Michelle Obama
Big Ag's blowback against all foods local, regional, and organic is getting stronger and louder. Now, instead of simply targeting mere figureheads like Michael Pollan or Michelle Obama, they're targeting the USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program, and enlisting allies in Congress to join the food fight. From KC Star's website:Read more
Updated July 6. See below.
Yesterday,organic farming activist Andrew Kimbrell, the executive director of the Center for Food Safety, wrote a piece for Huffington Post called "Obama Organic Family Garden: Swimming in Sludge?" in which he suggests that lead levels in the Obama's garden -- said to test at 93 parts per million -- are high enough to consider avoiding that soil for growing fruits and vegetables. Says Kimbrell:Read more
How much did the organic garden on the WHite House's south lawn cost? From the Washington Post:
The organic garden, which will supply fruits, vegetables and honey for the first family, White House staff and state dinners, cost about $200 to put in place.
I love it.Â They could have spent a whooole lot more. Now, chances are, that number doesn't include labor or materials that were donated, but I'm not going to quibble. That's roughly what I've spent per year on soil ammendments, seeds, and organic fertilizer for my garden.ÂRead more