11/13/2007 -the following are letters written by organic consumers in response to his comments that buying organic and local is dumb. Collin Peterson, chairman




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“Collin Peterson, You should be ashamed. Please educate yourself on the subject of Organic Agriculture and why it is the only smart choice, or get out of government.”

“Way to go BONEHEAD. Why is it stupid to want your food grown locally and as naturally as possible? It's dumb to NOT want harmful chemicals all over and in our food? Sir, being from MN I would love to be able to garden again (I am currently living in Las Vegas) and obviously you're a bit naive to the fact that not everyone has such healthy growing potential in their own yards. Many of us have to buy from mega-stores, because they have run all the smaller local merchants out of business. Then we are forced to choose ONLY chemically slathered products? EDUCATED PEOPLE LIKE NATURAL THINGS!! It's only common sense that people want to be healthy. Wake up!!!! It's the ghetto families who gobble up all that processed crap. Those of us with any brain cells WANT NATURALLY GROWN, ORGANIC PRODUCTS!” Las Vegas, NV

"You must be getting your information from the agribusinesses you represent. Those of us struggling to live free of toxins and find wholesome, natural food know that organic and local foods are worth a much higher price. You have displayed an appalling lack of knowledge.” Sherrills Ford, NC

“hm.. dumb you say? I don't think I like you very much.”

“All I can say is you must be blind, deaf and dumb. Even the CDC says most produce have high levels of chemicals due to pesticides. Many doctors believe the rise in illnesses in children is due to pesticides and the unnecessary additives put in farm animal feed. It must be nice to be so blind to what goes on in the world or maybe you don't care because you make monies from these sources. Either way Americans are getting sick and tired of politicians in the back pocket of big corporations. How's it smell back there?” Cleveland, OH

“Mr. Peterson: If the USAG had the standards that the organic industry does we would not need to pay higher prices for the best food around!! Our food would taste like the food it is and the chemicals would NOT be destroying our earth's soil and would be giving us the best tasting food our earth could give us...too bad YOU can't tell the difference. Maybe we should charge more for the food grown w/the chemicals since they must be considered part of the equation...???” Phoenix, AZ

“I expect that it is your responsibility to understand what lies behind the farm sector that raises organic produce and grass-fed beef for local consumers. Have you educated yourself at all about the Meat Industry as it operates today? I apologize for my abruptness and impatience. But, come on! You aught to know better.” Durham, NC

“How ignorant you are! I am deeply offended. I won't bother saying more. Use your head before you speak!”

“Dear Mr. Peterson: I was very disappointed to see that your comments about the costs of organic food are so entirely uninformed. What you haven't revealed to the American public is that all citizens are paying much higher costs for non-organic foods, although they are not aware of just how much their food actually costs. That is because conventional farmers are so highly and wastefully subsidized by the U.S. government. The latest mismanagement of agricultural subsidies were reported just this week by NPR in how, e.g., people who are not even farmers are receiving huge stipends for owning land that once was, but no longer is, farmed. This is only one example of misuse of funds. But the plain fact is that organic farmers are not receiving subsidies as other farmers are. Why don't you include that in your public statements, please? I trust that you will dig a bit deeper into the issue before any further pronouncements you may make. Thank you.” Chicago, IL

“Who's dumb? My apologies to your mother for raising such an ignorant child.” Fridley, MN

“Mr. Peterson what is scary for your constituents and the public at large is that an individual in your position is so uninformed on the subject matter over which you make legislative decisions that you simply dismiss your ignorance by labeling others “dumb” . First of all, part of the reason organic and local produce is more expensive is because it receives very little assistance. Secondly, organic and local produce is not a growing market because of the ignorance of consumers, but because it provides something which is needed and wanted, nutritious, clean food. I wish you luck in dealing with your burden of distorted self-importance and ignorance.”

“Dear Mr. Peterson, I believe it is you who are “dumb” for not even knowing why many consumers are staying from mass-, feedlot and large agribusiness produced foods. Evidently the committee you serve as chair of is equally ignorant of the many unhealthy results of foods being produced with pesticides or growth hormones or genetically altered food. When someone you know asks “why me?” when they are diagnosed with one of many cancers or other health problems caused by these bad agricultural practices, I hope you are able to look them in the eye when you say, “because we allowed - indeed promoted - farming practices that are unhealthy to humans.” Oakland, CA

“ It is a really sad day when the one person who is the committee chair for the House Agriculture Committee insults not only his constituents' intellect, but those of every citizen of this country regarding what they choose to nourish themselves with. The reality is you are ignorant of what community supported agriculture and organic really means to the health of both the citizens and the country as a whole (economy and environment). I implore you to start reading some information or step down from your post and let someone who is isn't so “dumb” chair the committee. You might start with educating yourself with the policies of both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, both of whom believed this country should be built on a foundation of agriculture. I think there is no wonder that the Congressional approval rating as a whole is 11%. Talk about the dumbing down of America, between Congress and Bush, its a wonder we still function as a country.”

“Dear Mr. Peterson, I was shocked at your statement that people are dumb who would pay more for organically grown food. Have you asked yourself why the majority of Americans suffer from some chronic disease or another? Could it be the polluted food that is on the market? Vegetables that look good but are full of poisons? Fruits sprayed with pesticides and chemical fertilizers that look big and juicy but are poisonous to eat? There must be some reason there is so much illness in the nation that has the costliest health-care system. We pay huge doctor bills but is anyone cured of their diseases? We accept disease and sickness as natural. It is due to stupidity. But it is election time coming isn't it? And the lobbyists for chemical fertilizers and pesticides are heavy on to the congress people, aren't they? The big farm bill in Congress comes up just before the election every four years, doesn't it, so that the farm states, hungry for those big subsidies, can be convinced to vote for whoever in congress votes in the subsidies. It is criminal what is going in the government, approving poisons to be poured on the food, but doing very little, small, for organic farming. Farmers think they are getting protection from the government but they are being cheated when the government doesn't help them to go organic. Your statement that it is dumb to pay more for organic is very ignorant and you shouldn't be in the government as far as I am concerned.” Fairfield, IA

“If you consider people “dumb” for paying for food that is not contaminated with pesticides and herbicides and such, you certainly don't deserve to be chairman of any agricultural committees. You don't seem to have any idea of the need to protect the health of the people you represent.”

“Are you kidding? You think people are 'dumb' for not wanting to ingest methyl bromide in their strawberries, for not wanting to contribute to needless petroleum use for transporting produce and meat, for wanting to support their local economy? You make me ashamed to be Minnesotan and very worried for the future.” Roseville, MN

“Mr. Peterson, I am dismayed that as Chairman of the Agricultural Committee you proclaim ignorance of the value of organic or local produce. The value of local produce is a no-brainer. We don't want to send our dollars outside our community or funnel them into corn/soy monoculture and foreign oil. Call us dumb if you want. But as Chairman of the Agricultural Committee, please learn some relevant facts about Agriculture.” Redwood City, CA

“Buying organic and locally grown produce is not “dumb” . How dare you? This is an American industry that helps the country grow in the right direction. You need to exercise a little discretion when speaking publicly.”

“Eating organic food is about making sure I am putting only nutritious ingredients without toxins into my body. That seems smart to me.”

“I am honored to be among those that you consider dumb. All of them from the first time “dumb” leaped from your tongue into the abyss you call “life.” Framingham, MA

“Organic & Local food actually have more health benefits and less health hazards than non organic food. You should keep up with the studies or not speak of something publicly that makes you sound unaware, rude, and empathetic to the environment.” Pittsfield, MA

“Like Nero playing his fiddle while Rome burned, you don't have the sense or the vision to know what is healthy and what isn't. Large, industrial-scale farming practices are taking this country (and many others) down the road to ill health and a complete disconnect from our healthy rural roots.” Talent, OR

“What a shame that someone in your position could display such ignorance, not only of economics but of the basic concept of sustainability! As someone in a leadership position, I hope you will be able to back-pedal your way out of this faux pas. Some of us out here understand that voting is done these days with dollars; that the organic and local food supplies are more expensive than industrially produced and globally shipped foods must be REVERSED, not merely accepted as good for growers. The hidden costs of spraying crops and soil, the vast amounts of resources squandered to produce beef, and the ridiculousness of underwriting the transportation system at a time when we should all be reconsidering ways to reduce our dependence on and use of foreign oil, all point to RETHINKING the ways agriculture is conducted and financed in this country. I am truly dismayed to learn that your leadership seems to be guided by profit motives rather than social responsibility. Please reverse your position here and let your cronies know that organic and local produce is, without doubt, the way of the future for those of us who still care about the planet.” San Francisco, CA

“Dear Representative Collin Peterson. Please educate yourself about the value of organic and locally produced food. Otherwise I will be certain that you are in the pocket of agribusiness. Madison, WI

“Dear Sir, I can not believe that you, leader in our country would make such a poorly considered remark about organic food. You are ignorant of the issues surrounding out food and should be an expert on those issues. I certainly do not have confidence in your ability to lead the committee and suggest you step down and allow someone who does have a grasp of the issues surrounding our food take over. At the very least, read or have your staffer read to you, the book “The China Syndrome” , that will give you a clear understand what you and those like you are doing to the American public by allowing the continued use of chemicals of all type in out food production systems.”

“Dear Representative Peterson: Organic consumers are far from “dumb” . What is so dumb about wanting to consume food that is free of pesticides and preservatives? Forgive me for eating healthy! Between my husband and I we have five college degrees. I think one could say that we are highly educated individuals. We do a lot of research before we consume anything. We choose not to consume products that contain preservatives due to the increase in cancer rates since the use of them became the norm. Do you know that most tomatoes are picked while they are still green? Then once they are closer to there final destination they are injected with chemicals that make them turn red. Ground beef is injected with food coloring so it looks red because people associate the red color with freshness. I suggest that you do your research before you go grocery shopping. There are plenty of resources available! Akron, OH

“Dear Collin, You do understand that one eats to sustain the body, right? You do understand that the quality of the food one ingests has a direct correlation with one's health, right? (you remember, “junk in, junk out” ) Now, here is perhaps where it gets tricky (but not for us “dummies” ): organic farming uses less chemicals (bad for the body) and healthier soil (good for the body). This is of course the simple version, but, as you are still playing catch-up, I thought it best to keep it that way.” Aurora, IL

“Collin Peterson, you are an embarrassment to the Democratic Party. Do some research the next time you think you know what you're talking about. And if you keep eating non-organic crap disguised as food, you deserve the ill health you are creating for yourself.”

“Even Consumer Reports has recognized the value of organic farming both for avoiding the consumption of pesticides and for substantial benefits to the environment and improved soil conservation. Perhaps the benefits of large campaign contributions from agri-business are more important to you than the carcinogenic effects of the food you eat. I prefer to spend my money on organic food rather than doctor bills.”

“Dear Representative Peterson I'm so sorry you have chosen to call a growing number of Americans dumb. The price of organic and local food, just like the price of conventionally grown food is a direct result of supply and demand. While the demand for organic and local foods is growing, it still does not meet the demand for conventional foods, and the price tag will never match. That is because the quality of the food will never compromised as our conventional food system has become. Quality often comes with a heftier price tag. Those of us who choose to support local small family farms are doing so because we recognize the importance of knowing our food source first-hand. I don't imagine you take frequent trips to the feed lots, but if you did, I bet your appetite for conventionally raised beef and pork would diminish, while those of us who buy local foods can graze alongside the cattle, pigs, lambs or chickens and see exactly how well they are being raised and the conditions in which they exist. Our appetite for sustainable agriculture only increases on these trips as we recognize the value of local and organic small family farms goes far beyond our plate.”

“How is it DUMB to care about what goes into my family's body? I strive to put only hormone- and antibiotic-free food into my kids' mouths. In addition, I strive to make sure they don't eat foods that are sprayed with chemicals in the growing process. I want them to ingest only foods that are whole and grown in the most natural possible ways. I care about not only their health now, but their health in the future, and the health of their future children. That you do not care is reprehensible!! Why not put health into bodies NOW, so that in the future healthcare costs are not part of the equation? Short-sighted Republican thinking is strongly at play here once again. WAKE UP!!!!!” Elk Grove, CA

“Total ignorance is the first work that comes to mind regarding this issue. I thought politicians were suppose to actually understand the issues before commenting. Where did you grow up? Unbelievable!” Newtown Square, PA
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