Certified Organic, Yet Untested for Safety

heartland_logo“Organic Crops Are Tested For Pathogens, Right? Nope,” by Mischa Popoff.organic_celery
View of rows of green and red lettuces.The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits synthetic nitrogen fertilizer in organic production and encourages natural compost. But it does not test for un-composted feces, relying instead on record-keeping and record-checking. As I have said before, this can create serious problems. At least 140 people across eight states have now fallen ill after consuming hepatitis-A-infected certified-organic frozen berries and pomegranate seeds; 61 were still in hospitals in mid-July. Read the full article on Heartland Institute’s Somewhat Reasonable blog.

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