Thu, 11 May 2006

USDA Criticized for Helping Industrialize Organic Farming

Next time you consider paying a premium for that food product with the green and white "USDA Certified Organic" label, consider this:

[the standards] currently allow a handful of factory-scale dairy farms in western states to continue bringing into their milk herd new animals raised with antibiotics, hormones, and genetically engineered feed produced with toxic pesticides

It's no wonder the Federal government is loathe to enforce truth in labeling laws: they're among the chief perpetrators of frauds like this upon unsuspecting consumers.

Washington, D.C. - Proposed new federal organic livestock regulations are coming under sharp criticism for failing to close critical loopholes.

(link) [The Prairie Star]

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