Big Food Pushes for Weaker Organic Standards
Last week, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) disrupted the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting to protest a move by the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) that makes it more difficult for the NOSB to phase out synthetic and non-organic materials from organic food.
Who was behind the NOP’s latest move to weaken organic standards? Is this another sneak attack, similar to the one that occurred in 2005? Engineered by the likes of Kraft, Dean Foods and Smucker’s?
Looks like it. Kraft’s, Dean Foods’ and Smucker’s fingerprints are all over this.
We need your help to overturn the NOP’s decision to change the “sunset” process.
But there's also good news to share. Thanks to the help of our million-plus network, and some of our pro-organic allies, we did persuade the NOSB to enforce its Oct. 21, 2014, deadline for ending the use of streptomycin on organic apples and pears.
NOSB Meeting Report: Big Food Pushes for Weaker Organic Standards; Consumers Win on Antibiotics http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29964.cfm