No more antibiotics in organic!
Thanks to the more than 50,000 people like you who signed our petitions, we scored an important victory to end the use of antibiotics in organic apple and pear production and to uphold organic integrity! Thank you for your support!
More and more people are beginning to understand that what we put on our food, land, and water ends up in our bodies. Organic is the best choice for people wanting to eat foods grown without the use of toxic, synthetic chemicals; sewage sludge; genetic engineering; growth hormones or irradiation. Although consumers also expect organic to be free of antibiotics, USDA temporarily allowed them in apple and pear orchards to fight the destructive fire blight problem that attacks tree blossoms, limbs and shoots. But not anymore!
With your help, tetracycline was banned for use in organic apple and pear orchards last year and now, with the National Organic Standards Board's (NOSB) latest vote to ban streptomycin, all uses of antibiotics in organic have been eliminated!
We could not have achieved this victory without YOU!
For more information on this victory, check out our NEW VIDEO and BLOG post, “The Choice is Simple: Choose Organic Apples” from CFS’s Organic Policy Director.
Thank you for everything you do,
Center for Food Safety