The president of a Gonzales fertilizer company pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he knowingly sold chemical fertilizer as organic. Peter Townsley entered the plea on October 15th. Federal prosecutors allege that between the years of 2000 and 2006, Townsley’s company, California Liquid Fertilizer, sold 6-million dollars worth of fertilizer that contained chemicals rather than fish and feathermeal. Townsley faces charges of mail fraud, conspiring to commit mail fraud and making false statements. He is expected to appear in court in December.