SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. urged consumers Saturday to buy organically grown and raised food to promote clean water and support family farms.
Kennedy, president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, launched the Pure Farms-Pure Water campaign at the Health & Harmony Festival, along with George Siemon of Organic Valley, a national brand owned by a number of organic farmers across the country.
Kennedy said many small family farms are turning to organic farming to stay alive.
"The American landscape is now being transformed with a few large, multinational corporations that are taking over produce production," he said.
Kennedy, an environmental attorney and son of the slain senator, said pesticides and fertilizers used by the corporations are finding their way into the country's waterways. He hoped the campaign would encourage consumers to spend their money on organic food.