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In the news, NWF and Scotts garden chemicals

01/27/2012 in political

I used to donate to the NWF. The deluge of calendars, Christmas cards, address labels in my mail kinda left me wondering if any of the money I sent in was being used to protect the wildlife…
Recently the NWF has entered into partnership with Scotts, the garden chemical company… You all remember… the people that brought us hermaphroditic frogs, and conjoined amphibians and poison birdfood. We trust the NWF to be dedicated to helping stop this nonsense, rather than be a party to it…

Remember when everybody was talking about how safe round-up was? Back when I was working in reforestation, I heard an extension agent claiming that it was so safe, that you could season your food with it! I don’t think people are making these claims anymore.

This morning, I read some ideas… for occupying the scotts facebook page, calling up our local big box store and promising to take our business elsewhere if they refuse to stock alternatives to Scott’s products… These ideas are interesting as far as they go, I think these ideas need to go a lot further…

Now, here’s an idea… Julie mentions a few alternatives to the NWF.

I visited the Scotts website, searching for news of this alliance… Couldn’t find a thing…
NWF people are talking about this….

NWF believes this collaboration with Scotts will make their business more sustainable and help the cause of wildlife.

I’m having a difficult time swallowing this…

I don’t purchase the Scott’s products, and I already do everything I can to discourage their use. Unfortunately, my complaints often seem to fall on deaf ears. As an organic gardener who is able to show consistently good results from working with nature to get purdy flowr gardens, my complaints don’t seem to do as much good as you might expect.

An interesting thing about people, they believe what they believe, and evidence is beside the point…

What can we do to help protect the environment, when the organizations that we support in this cause… enter into alliances with the very people who are some of the worst offenders?

If you have any ideas at all, I’m all ears…

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Edit: 01/29/2012
Latest news… NWF bails on Scotts.

That issue got resolved quickly. I wonder whether NWF learned anything.

Or if their supporters have…

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