Organic Labeling Double Standard

news_views_icon“Organic Lobbyists Petition To Prevent USDA From Having Organic Food Oversight,” By Hank Campbell. organic_pepper
Since 1990 organic food has been allowed to exist independently of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the one federal agency responsible for food safety and quality. Sure, organic food still gets recalls, lots of them – using feces as fertilizer and having customers who think food doesn’t need to be washed will do that – but the definition of ‘organic’ is not determined by the USDA. Those dozens and dozens of synthetic additives allowed on the organic food National List? That is because of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), which was created by Congress in 1990. The reason there is no quality assurance for organic food and no surprise spot testing to make sure organic farming is actually organic ? Also thanks to the NOSB. Read more.

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