Billboards Take Swing at Conventional Agriculture

April 26, 2016 12:44 PM

Billboards in 191 locations in 35 cities in 13 states went up on Earth Day and will be up through Mother’s Day claiming organically grown food is the only wholesome food to eat. The billboard message reads “Our families get better when they eat organic.”

“This (organic food) is a health solution not only for consumers, but for our earth,” Zen Honeycutt, director of Moms Across America, was quoted as saying.

“One out of two children have a chronic illness. Studies also show organic improves the health of farmers, the quality of the soil, water, plants and reduces climate change,” she went on to say.

Of course, her list of claims is disputed and without sound evidence, according to conventional farmers and the general ag industry.

The billboard campaign reportedly is targeting the state capital cities of U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee members that make decisions about whether to subsidize organics crop production and also senators that are having a say in legislation to label genetically modified crops.

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Spell Check

Portland, OR
4/28/2016 03:32 PM

  Looks like a great cause! I wish all of the country would transition to organic production. There's really no good reason not to.


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