06 May '11, 5am

Hollywood enviro celebs duped

Hollywood enviro celebs duped

Hollywood is notorious for producing celebrity scandals, but they don't ususally involve toxic sludge and school children. Multiple media outlets are reporting that celebrities recruited by the Environmental Media Association (EMA) unknowingly advocating the use of fertilizer products that contain Los Angeles and Inland Empire sewage sludge. In 2009 the EMA launched its School Gardens Program which has been widely acclaimed as way to introduce kids to "organic" gardening. Since then, stars like Rosario Dawson, Amy Smart, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Nicole Ritchie have participated in the program, generously adopting Los Angeles schools and helping the children garden. What the celebs didn't know, writes Jill Richardson for the Center for Media & Democracy, is that Kellogg Garden Products --an EMA corporate donor–-would be supplying "compost" made from LA's sewer waste for thes...

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