Monday, August 17, 2009

Toxic Aisles at the Drug Store

When Big Pharma extends its tendrils into the gardening aisle at my local drug store, I get worried. I poked around a little to see what Bayer (last I recall, they were pimping aspirin) was up to. This recent post at my blog made me realize that healing the sick and obliterating garden pests and diseases can walk hand in hand.

While I've got you here, stay tuned for a big announcement in September. Susan Harris, one of the forces of nature behind the wildly popular GardenRant blog has marshaled the talents of a national cadre of garden bloggers (me included) to spread the gospel about lawn alternatives. Watch for


Weeping Sore said...

I know I sleep better at night knowing that the big corporations have my best interests at heart. It's becoming harder and harder to tell the good guys from the bad guys.
I can't wait to hear more about Here in San Diego, where I'm a docent at the Water Conservation Garden ( we're finally learning about lawn alternatives.

Garden Wise Guy said...

Update on those nice folks at Bayer. An incident at one of their plants was determined, by Senate investigation, to have had the potential to be worse than the devastating explosion and deaths in Bhopal India a few decades ago. Here's the report.

Dragonfly Lady said...

With the recent Law changes with regardst grass, over here in Florida our Gardening Landscapes are beginning to change, some of those thirsty grasses are disappearing and more Florida Friendly plants and natives are appearing yeah!!