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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“Dear Mr. Peterson, If you knew WHY “dumb” consumers such as myself pay more for local and organic food, you would realize that we're actually the most informed of them all. People who buy cheap food that is not only laden with hormones and pesticides but is trucked many miles to market TRULY are the DUMB ones! They are poisoning their own bodies and the environment at the same time. Tell me, what's smart about that?”

“If you are dumb enough to pay more for a quality car instead of a Pinto, then hallelujah! And speaking of paying more, what about the billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies for chemical and energy intensive crops, factory farms, and junk food purveyors that the Senate is prepared to give away in the new Farm Bill? Shame on you!” Venice, CA

“Congratulations on receiving the Organic Consumers Association award for the dumbest quote of the week. Your constituents must feel very proud.”

Georgetown, KY” collinpeterson.house.gov House Agriculture Committee Chair Collin Peterson Washington Office: 2211 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. Phone: Fax: You show your own ignorance here. The reason people are willing to pay more for local and organic is because fresher and organic taste better and are more nutritious. If factory farms were not subsidized organic producers would be able to compete, taxes would be lower, Americans would be healthier. How can you argue with that?”

“Dear Collin Peterson: What I don't understand is how your constituents could have elected someone who is so loudly and unapologetically ignorant. Since you ask, the reason I pay more for food that is healthy, not picked by slaves, and not damaging to the earth is because I have a three year old daughter. I hope that she is able to grow up whole and that she has a world to grow up in. This is love. I hope for this in spite of the fact that our government is staffed with so many hateful greed-mongering jerks who apparently want to dismantle our collective future for that proverbial 30 pieces of silver. As near as I can tell from your quotation in the Financial Times, you think that the reason that the organic farm sector doesn't need a handout is that consumers are stupid? You want dumb? Look at conventional agriculture. Or in the mirror.” Morris, NY

“Actually Collin, the epidemic number of deaths due to cancer each year are probably due in large part to the pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics etc. that are in the standard foods which government groups seem unable to comprehend. Also, the fact that 100 years ago the incident of cancer, heart disease etc. was very small compared to these statistics today should, I would hope, make someone like yourself want to determine if the food supply is the cause of these and other (i.e. auto-immune diseases) diseases. All you have to do is look at what health problems you are currently experiencing. I hope you would be interested understanding this issue in greater detail than what your comments currently indicate” Calgary, AB

“I am proudly one of those “dumb” people willing to pay more for peace of mind concerning the health of my family and our world. Please educate yourself on the benefits of organic produce.” Enfield, NH

“Sir, This “dumb” organic consumer puts his money where his mouth is. My food choices support my local economy first instead of corporate companies who happily put profits before nutrition or flavor. I know for a fact that my food money helps to support local families, local business growth and the employees they pay to help produce my food. My kids know how a cow is raised and slaughtered and they understand the value of water and soil in growing plants for food. Why am I “dumb” for consciously nourishing my family and supporting my local economy? P.S. Part of being a conscious consumer is that I vote.” Grand Junction, CO

"Dear Mr. Peterson, Congratulations on getting the Organic Consumers Association award for the dumbest quote of the week. What were you thinking? Do you know WHY people are willing to pay more for locally-grown, organic food? Because they care about their health and the health of the environment and smart enough to realize that they deserve to be able to offer themselves food grown without poisons, WHILE supporting their local community. DUH. While government and corporations (also known as the new government) are busy trying to gain power and money, people are waking up to what is best for them and their local communities. Go figure.” Chapel Hill, NC

“Honorable Congressman Peterson, With Federal subsidies going to our nation's non-organic farmers that are energy intensive and use polluting pesticides, I am amazed that a person of power, such as yourself, does not see the value proposition for organic farming and why people will pay more. Your comments about organic consumers are foolish, disappointing and ill considered. I suggest that you take the time to understand that many organic consumers do not feel that farming practices are sustainable. There is strong science behind this. I understand that “the science” is not fully agreed upon. However, corporate scientists that represent conventional farming practices cannot be considered fully objective either. You should also understand that your comments about organic consumers are insulting and are not appreciated. Even more they show your lack of sensitivity and lack of open-mindedness” -Clackamas, OR

“That was a truly ignorant statement. However, being a nutritional biochemist, I understand how a malnourished brain dysfunctions. I am sure you suffer from your ignorance in health and presence of mind. God be with you, you certainly aren't doing yourself any good. -Santa Cruz, CA

“I find it hard to believe that you don't well understand the difference between commercially grow foods and those grown organically. You should do some reading and become more aware of this issue. The benefits of organically grown foods are extensive and include better nutritional value and healthier ecosystems.” -Boulder, CO

“Organic consumers are growing in number, so to dismiss such a large segment of society as dumb clearly calls into question your own brain performance. Perhaps you're lacking a nutritious diet that is free of contaminants? You're obviously uninformed as to the superior benefits of Organic foods to human health and the environment. Although, you're probably just a shill for the corporate agribusiness multinationals who pay for your campaigns and make your decisions for you. Of course you don't have to worry though, they still might have a job waiting for you when the people get it together, vote you out, and elect a more representative democracy. Peace”

“Mr. Peterson, Are you kidding me? Buying locally-produced, organic food is one of the best ways to ensure that I and my family are eating truly healthy, nutritious food of a “dependable quality.” Surely the e-coli spinach outbreak, mad cow concerns, toxic pet food, and many other recent food safety nightmares demonstrate that conscientious consumers must know and trust source of their food now more than ever before--or risk their health with blind trust of corporate food producers. In addition, buying locally is one of the best ways to cut down on extra costs, pollution, and waste associated with trucking and flying food products around the country and world. Local, organic consumers should be cheered and organic farmers ought to be supported in every possible way, including in government subsidies, for they are living in a way that promotes sustainability, health, and integrity rather than contamination, illness, and environmental degradation.” Austin, TX

“If we had decent food labeling in this country, and those in charge to protect the public would not be executives of Monsanto writing the farm bill, we would not have to buy organic and pay more to stay clear from all the genetically engineered food products that are forced down our throats. So yes, paying more is dumb, I would even call it stupid - but not on the part of the consumer, but instead those responsible at the FDA, USDA, and any other government agency putting corporate gain before public health.”

“Dear Mr. Peterson, As chairman of the ag committee, you should take the time to understand the benefits of organic, local produce. In brief, it is healthier to eat and better for the planet. For more information, start with a book like “The Omnivore's Dilemma” and go from there. You could also attend an organic farming association conference and talk to some folks about it. I think it's important for everyone, but especially the chairman of the ag committee, to understand these issues rather than dismissing them as dumb. Thank you.” Concord, MA

“Sir, I personally think that you should resign for making a stupid statement like that........What planet are you living on? 1) Local produce that has been picked a day or two before it gets to your table instead of last week or last month, or several months ago ALWAYS tastes better & has many more nutrients. 2) Conventional produce purchased at the grocery store travels an average of 1500 to 2000 miles before it gets to your table.....HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF GLOBAL WARMING? 3) I don't know about you, but I never have liked the idea of consuming pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers & now we have to worry about genetically modified foods. The American people are not as dumb as you think we are, and I think we have your number....who's pocket are you in?” -Peoria, AZ

“Organic consumers are growing in number, so to dismiss such a large segment of society as dumb clearly calls into question your own brain performance. Perhaps you're lacking a nutritious diet that is free of contaminants? You're obviously uninformed as to the superior benefits of Organic foods to human health and the environment. Although, you're probably just a shill for the corporate agribusiness multinationals who pay for your campaigns and make your decisions for you. Of course you don't have to worry though, they still might have a job waiting for you when the people get it together, vote you out, and elect a more representative democracy. Peace” Seattle, WA

“Collin I am shocked and dumbfounded by your choice of words in describing people that care for humanity by purchasing products that are organic or locally grown. My decision to purchase organic or locally grown food servers two purposes one for my health and a second for the sake of reducing pollution. It is the tone that paying for fertilized and pesticide laden food cost less is not accurate. The food general is grow on mega farms that then have to ship the products over long distances to get on the consumers plate. A lot of pesticides and fertilizer are utilized to grow the food in large quantities that also adds to the pollution of our environment. Finally all the mass produced food is subsidized by the consumers tax dollar. The all in cost of mass produced food cost is a much later burned on consumer than organic and locally grown food. I hope you find time in your busy schedule to educate yourself about a topic before make a public statement that is inaccurate and will alienate your voting community.”

“Dear Mr. Peterson, Re: Organic Food Needs Your Support Having grown up a fruit farmer in Wisconsin, and now living in New York City and looking for healthy foods, I was dismayed by your comment dismissing organic food and its buyers. My parents and many orchard owners in our county (Door) died young, perhaps due to the use of dangerous pesticides and fertilizers. I remember my parents coming in after working in the orchards, red and swollen from the residue of the harsh chemical sprays. The environment, increasingly more delicate, demands rethinking of the use of chemicals. This is scientifically shown. Supporting organics supports the future of our country and the earth, and your reputation will be positive and up-to-date when you decide to support organics. Thanks for your time.” New York, NY

“I am not dumb. But I find the democratic process to be irrelevant for change. I therefore vote with my dollar and support sustainable agriculture. It's about time farmers were paid what they were worth.” Noti, OR

“For whatever reason, people are willing to pay two or three times as much for something that says 'organic' or 'local'. Far be it from me to understand what that's about, but that's reality. And if people are dumb enough to pay that much then hallelujah.” Oh, give me a break. Are you flatly in the pocket of big-business agribusiness or simply ignorant? Wake-up or move over. You're in the way of our country's health in more ways than one.” Columbia, SC

“I pay more so that my children will hopefully not get cancer from the fruits and vegetables that are basically laden with pesticides as well as the growth hormones and antibiotics that come from non-organic dairy. My family is worth the little bit of extra money spent to keep us healthier.” Hatfield, PA

“Dear Collin Peterson: Congratulations for getting the Organic Consumers Association award for the dumbest quote of the week: Health and safety of our food is of the upmost importance. How ever we do that should be supported. For the well being of our babies and older people. Please be more conscious when you speak. You have a voice that a lot listen to. Thank you for your consideration.”

“Representative Peterson, I was dismayed to read your comment that the organic produce and grass-fed beef sector does not need governmental assistance, and your comment that people who buy these products are ?dumb?. In case you really are so uninformed, here are some of our reasons for buying organic & local: To avoid carcinogenic pesticides in our food. To avoid the antibiotics that cattle are treated with, which are contributing to the ?super bugs? that are such a problem now. To support an industry that keeps toxic chemicals off the land and out of the water. Higher nutrient content. To support our neighbors & small businesses. Buying locally saves energy. Local produce is fresher & tastes better. For the health of our nation, it is imperative to support these industries. If more people ate local, organic produce, grass-fed beef and free-range eggs & poultry, health care costs would be reduced, energy consumption from transporting food long distances would be reduced, pollution would be reduced and the environment would be better cared for. I implore you to please educate yourself on these issues. Every person has a duty to know what they are putting in their bodies and what they are supporting with their dollars. Our leaders in government are no exception. Albuquerque, NM”

“Representative Peterson, The reason that us consumers of organic and local goods are willing to pay more for them is because the food is of a much higher quality. It is also much more nutritious as has been shown in study after study. You should try it, I know you would like it!”

“YOU are the dumbest man I've heard open his mouth exposing your ignorance about people being so DESPERATE to find clean, healthy, non-poisoned, non-injected food that they are forced to pay the price increases and outrageous costs to get it -- that I KNOW I'll be seeing you one day in a cancer clinic wondering WHY and HOW you got it! What we need is to spend our agricultural money on more organic farming needs, stop subsidizing people for not growing anything or paying them to grow for other countries who owe us nothing more than decades of back cash. Health is an issue, who cares if terrorists are threatening us, we have to be ALIVE to CARE! Please stop being a person BOUGHT by chemical and pharmaceutical companies.”

“Dear Rep. Peterson, Congratulations on receiving the Organic Consumers Association Award for the Dumbest Quote of the Week! As a good public servant, you really should educate yourself more about the benefits of organic and local food not only to human health but also to the environment. Do your homework, and you will start getting noticed for your intelligence and foresight, not your ignorance!” Berkeley, CA
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