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ALERT - USDA Announcement: Foods Carrying the USDA '95% Organic' Seal Are Now Allowed to Contain Factory Farmed Intestines, PCBs


Health & Wellness  (tags: food-safety, government, health, toxins, organic, safety, contamination )


- 2489 days ago - organicconsumers.org
Despite receiving more than ten thousand comments from consumers and family farmers opposing various aspects of a late May 2007 proposal, the USDA has approved a rule that will allow 38 new non-organic ingredients to be allowed in products bearing the "US



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Past Member (0)
Monday June 25, 2007, 5:43 pm
Please also refer to Ellyn's submitted story: ALERT: ANOTHER SNEAK ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS: USDA TO ALLOW MORE CONVENTIONAL INGREDIENTS IN ORGANICS

http://www.care2.com/news/member/888012053/379308

AND PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO STOP THIS NON-SENSE!
 

Marty Powell (127)
Monday June 25, 2007, 6:24 pm
greed pure and simple. They can see money in organic but dont want to take the time to make it so. greedy sobs
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 25, 2007, 7:09 pm
Gives a whole new meaning to "organ-ick!", doesn't it?
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 25, 2007, 7:33 pm
It is very sad to see how the Bush regime is consistently out to destroy anything that is healthy, green and good for the American consumers in the pursuit of greed. That is the cost of a political system that allows huge corporations to donate to political campaigns. It is now pay back time and Bush is more than happy to oblige. Please help the Organic Consumer Association put a stop to this. We must act to help prevent further erosion of a healthy and nutritious food base.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 6:26 am
i have sent letter
thankyou
 

Elena P. (549)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 6:29 am
Thank you, Trond. I did send my message to USDA.
 

Michelle Bafik-vehslage (12)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 12:39 pm
Noted and signed
 

Roseann D. (175)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 12:43 pm
So if we can't rely on the USDA, what other organization can we create to step up to the plate to ensure that organic is truly organic. Can we buy memberships into true organic co-ops where the membership network supports true organic farming practices? How will true organic customers be able to distinguish these foods. Let's not have the USDA and their cronies have the last word, let's work around them and adhere to our higher standards and support the true organic farmers.
 

Roseann D. (175)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 12:47 pm
Buy foods labeled 100% Organic ONLY!!!
 

Roseann D. (175)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 12:51 pm
How about demanding guidelines in the grocery stores. 100% Organic,
company name, product,

Camopany name, product.

then the crony-pseudo organics that are too cheap and sleazy to be truly organic but want to charge more for showing the Organic label:

List company name, product.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 2:16 pm
I have also been thinking along the same lines. i guess if this really passes the only safe and guaranteed organic products will be the ones labeled 100% organic. if this passes one must start thinking of alternative methods of ensuring that it is authentic and truly organic.

so many thanks to those who have signed on so far and i urge everyone reading this who hasn't done so yet to do the same
 

Veronique P. (99)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 4:34 pm
This is disgusting. So-called organics are so deceaving. From the Organic Consumers Associations, I also learned that body products I thought were organic and that I have used were not exactly what I thought. These products are Nature's Gates and Jason. I will then stick to the ones recommended: Pangea Organics, Tom's of Maine and Dr. Bonner.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 4:52 pm
To Nicole P: Read NewsTarget.com everyday. Mike Adams, the editor has a list of great products to buy that he swears by. He doesn't get paid for his comments.
 

Veronique P. (99)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 4:59 pm
Suzanne, thanks a lot for the tip. I will bookmark the site immediately.
 

Roseann D. (175)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 5:18 pm
That's like the old ""just a little bit pregnant joke" It's either organic or it isn't period. The crony pseudo organix certainly don't deserve the organic sticker.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 8:25 pm
Noted and signed...this pisses me off so much. USDA suck! Organic means no added crap.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 26, 2007, 11:39 pm
I am very glad to see that so many people care about this issue. The more people that sign up all the more clearer of a message we send to USDA to leave organic ORGANIC. Please tell your friends, colleagues and family members about this issue and ask them to also sign the petition. Thanks everyone for this positive response.
 

Miz Mila (27)
Wednesday June 27, 2007, 12:14 am
noted!
they dont want us to be healthy!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2007, 5:36 pm
Yes Miz, one could almost start wondering. If nothing else this is a very sneaky way for manufacturers of unhealthy products to get a foothold in the lucrative organic ingredients market without having to take the steps to ensure that their ingredients are truly organic. It is an appalling way of going about this issue and shows yet again how untrustworthy the Bush administration is.
 
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