Rosario Dawson is an actress and producer. She has appeared in the films Men in Black II (2002), Rent (2005), Sin City (2005), Death Proof (2007), Seven Pounds (2008), and Unstoppable (2010).
Dawson's involvement with the Environmental Media Association placed her in the midst of a scandal. She volunteered as the celebrity mentor to the Westminster Avenue Elementary School garden and appeared at a May 26, 2010 garden event sponsored by Kellogg Garden Products. While Kellogg Garden Products sells some organic soil amendments, the majority of its business is selling sewage sludge-based composts, which are illegal to use in organic farms and gardens. In the picture at left, you can see a bag of Kellogg's Amend with Dawson. For more on this controversy, see the article on the Environmental Media Association.
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Related Sourcewatch pages
- Rosario Dawson, Accessed May 9, 2011.
- Operation USA Board, organizational web page, accessed March 27, 2013.
- The EMA's Garden Challenge by Gettin' Your Garden On, Accessed May 9, 2011.
- Westminster Avenue Elementary School, Accessed May 9, 2011.
- Josh Harkinson, Is Your Organic Compost Really Sewage Sludge?, Mother Jones, April 27, 2011.
- Mitch Anderson, Sewage Sludge, Celebrities and School Gardens, San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2011.