Janice Kellogg is the Chairman of the Board of Kellogg Garden Products, a company founded by her father-in-law, H. Clay Kellogg and subsequently managed by her husband, H. Clay "Hi" Kellogg. Janice Kellogg assumed the role of President/CEO after her husband's death in 1987 until her son H. Clay "Hap" Kellogg was ready to take over the position in 1991. Her daughter, Kathy Kellogg Johnson, is also an executive at the company. Kellogg Garden Products markets products made with sewage sludge (renamed biosolids to make it sound more attractive to consumers).
Kellogg is active in the US Composting Council (USCC), a sludge industry front group for dumping sewage sludge onto gardens and farms. The USCC sponsors in early May International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), a yearly PR campaign by the USCC to promote dumping sewage sludge on gardens and farms. Jeff Ziegenbein of the giant Los Angeles, CA, Inland Empire Utility Agency (IEUA) coordinates the program for the USCC. IEUA supplies the sewage sludge "compost" that is resold by Kathy Kellogg Johnson's Kellogg Garden Products company.
Kellogg Sludge Contaminates Organic School Gardens
In 2009, Kellogg Garden Products became a sponsor of the Environmental Media Association's organic school garden program, and Kathy Kellogg Johnson joined the EMA's Corporate Board. Sewage sludge is not permitted on organic farms and gardens, yet evidence shows that Kellogg donated hundreds of cubic feet of sludge-based products to the school gardens. Kellogg posed its sludge-based products in photos taken at school garden events attended by several Hollywood celebrities, gaining publicity and exposure for its products. For more information on the controversy, see the article on the Environmental Media Association.
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- Janice Kellogg, Accessed July 17, 2011.