Organic Consumers Association

Joint statement of Consumers Union, Food and Water Watch, Beyond Pesticides and Center for Food Safety on the new organic policy that will allow more non-organic and synthetic materials to be used in organic.

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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…

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In order for a product to meet the criteria for USDA organic certification, neither the product nor any of its ingredients can be genetically engineered, or genetically modified. Certified organic products and ingredients also can't be irradiated. So why is it that organic regulators allow the process of mutagenesis in organic—even though mutagenesis is a form of genetic modification…

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Under pressure from the Organic Trade Association, representing some of the largest players in the organic and natural food segment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has once again weakened the standards for organic. Tell the USDA National Organic Program: Save organic standards! Reverse the NOSB's new rule that weakens organic standards. Without any input from the public, the USDA…

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