A member of America Online sent this to me.
I thought that I should spread the word of this Texas tragedy.
Subj: Organic Cotton-HELP!!!!
Date: 95-03-31 02:58:16 EST
I did a search of AOL members for "organic farming", and your name came up. I
thought I'd send this along FYI.
I am so mad I could just SPIT about the situation going on in Texas with the
organic cotton growers. The state of Texas wants to start a Boll Weevil
Eradication Program, spraying malathion on ALL cotton crops. The organic
cotton growers have no choice in this matter, as a matter of fact, the state
just yesterday told the organic cotton growers that if the bill passes the
state senate and the organic cotton farmers don't allow the state to spray,
the state will declare them a PUBLIC NUISANCE and destroy their crops!!!!
The organic growers are fighting this based on property rights, not any moral
issues 'cuz property rights is what they understand in legalese. The state
says if the state has to destroy the crops, the organic cotton growers will
not be compensated.
I'm upset because if organic cotton is sprayed in Texas, it'll go the way of
"organic" in California- which is to say California has the same malathion
policy, so it's not really organic.
Organic Cotton Growers in Texas phone #806-439-6646. The Organic Cotton
Growers can fax you more info on the situation. These two guys are the
authors of the stinky bills: Senator Sims in Texas fax #512-475 3732 (Senate
bill 1196), Representative Patterson in Texas fax #512 463 4718 (House bill
2892). The legislative hearing is scheduled for the first week in April, 95.
I'm going to fax the heck out this issue. I pray that you do, too. I can't
believe that they won't give the organic growers the right to grow the way
they want to!!!!!!
Thank you for listening,