Sign the Petition to

USDA National Organic Program, Miles McEvoy, Director

When I buy USDA Organic food, I expect every ingredient to be properly vetted, reviewed and approved. This includes nutrients, vitamins and minerals added to organic food, especially if they come from non-organic or synthetic sources.

Unfortunately, the USDA National Organic Program has yet to close the big, illegal loophole it created for synthetic nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Every nutrient, vitamin and mineral should be individually petitioned for inclusion on the National List of non-organic materials allowed in organic.

The review of these materials should include an investigation into whether they have been genetically modified. The products of mutated microorganisms should be excluded.

Because synthetic nutrients can disrupt normal metabolic functions with devastating side effects, safety reviews should also be required.

The only synthetic nutrients that should be allowed are those that are essential to nutrition and that cannot be obtained from an organic ingredient.

Organic consumers want real nutrition from healthy organic ingredients, not synthetic vitamins.

Signed,

Organic Consumers Association

This petition closed 12 months ago

How this will help

Recent studies reveal convincing evidence that certain organic foods are nutritionally superior to their non-organic counterparts.

That's no surprise, in a world where non-organic food is...

Recent studies reveal convincing evidence that certain organic foods are nutritionally superior to their non-organic counterparts.

That's no surprise, in a world where non-organic food is genetically engineered, irradiated, soaked in pesticides, fertilized with chemicals or sewage sludge, teaming with antibiotic-resistant bacteria bred in factory farms, and laced with artificial ingredients.

But this may surprise you. Thanks to the USDA National Organic Program's failure to close the illegal loophole it created for synthetic nutrients, vitamins and minerals, some of the vitamins and nutrients in your organic food come from synthetic sources—including genetically modified microorganisms.

The USDA recently changed the rules for getting unwanted synthetics and other nutrients, ingredients and processes out of organics. So it's going to be an uphill battle. But worth the climb.

TAKE ACTION: Tell the USDA National Organic Program you want nutrients from organic food, not synthetic vitamins!

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