Tell the USDA and NOSB: We Need Real Organics!

Tell the USDA and NOSB: We Need Real Organics!

Overview
Consumers looking for clean, healthy food have for years turned to foods with the USDA’s organic seal. This seal is understood to mean that the food has been grown in accordance with organic principles—most importantly, that the farming practices promote healthy soil, which in turn produces healthy food. Unfortunately, corporate influence has infected the USDA’s organic program to such an extent that it can be difficult to trust the organic seal. Until the USDA cleans up its act, consumers may need to start looking to alternatives, such as the Real Organic Project. Write to the USDA and the NOSB, urging them to strengthen organic standards so that CAFO-raised eggs and milk, and hyrdoponic produce, cannot carry the organic seal.
Target
Congress, USDA
Goal
Strengthen organic standards.
Category
Environmental
Created
Created by Jo Twombly on April 10, 2019.

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    • Octavius Reid on June 11, 2019
    • Stacey Kaufman on June 18, 2019
    • Divini Creech on June 20, 2019
    • Courtney Crandall on June 21, 2019
    • Terry Cadwallader on June 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on June 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on June 27, 2019
    • Nancy Teliski on June 28, 2019
    • If it’s fda or usda approved steer clear of it as it it not true organic. This goes for all meats, chicken, fish, veggies and dairy. They are nothing more than paid off shills who could care less about the health and well being of the consumer. Shop carefully and make informed wise choices.
    • Barbara Baxter on June 28, 2019
    • Jackie Stolfi on June 28, 2019
    • Ian Salter on June 30, 2019
    • mike Kastner on July 05, 2019
    • Denise Kastner on July 05, 2019
    • steven Morrow on July 11, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 23, 2019
    • Charles Haefner on September 26, 2019
    • Cheryl Meister on September 26, 2019
    • Anonymous on September 26, 2019
    • Julien Antkies on September 26, 2019
    • Alan Beer on September 26, 2019
    • Vatche Ohanian on September 26, 2019
    • Sheryn Kowatsch on September 26, 2019
    • Anonymous on September 26, 2019
    • Keith Manton on September 26, 2019
    • Dawn Hartfiel on September 27, 2019
    • Kathleen Furman on September 27, 2019
    • I am from Canada but your country drop down window does not have Canada option but yet the Postal Field exists. I had to say I was from N. Dakota, a neighbouring state. Could you please fix that option so we can support these great causes? Thank you.
    • Ruth Seal on September 27, 2019
    • Marty Johnson on September 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on September 28, 2019
    • Laura DeVaney on October 02, 2019
    • Nancy Teliski on October 10, 2019
    • Bobbie Gadsby on October 11, 2019
    • Anonymous on October 11, 2019
    • Toni Przybylski on October 11, 2019
    • Debra Gravett on October 11, 2019
    • Joel Malkerson on October 12, 2019
    • Margery Hursky on October 22, 2019
    • Shanion Hart on November 05, 2019
    • Joan Kolessar on November 07, 2019
    • Mary Wancewicz on November 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on November 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on November 08, 2019
    • Joan Kolessar on December 05, 2019
    • St.James Berlinski on December 05, 2019
    • Randy Daugherty on December 05, 2019
    • Alexia Valdora on December 05, 2019
    • Alexia Valdora on December 05, 2019
    • Kevin Strickland on December 06, 2019
    • Siobhan Justin on December 14, 2019
    • The following quote sums up the problem in a nutshell: "Once industrialized food producers realized customers were willing to pay a premium for organic food, corporate interests turned their attention to the lucrative market. The resulting change in the landscape of organic agriculture left ethical, organic family farms without a level playing field, and consumers ill-equipped to make the best choices about the food they feed their families." -Marie Burcham, Director of Domestic Policy for The Cornucopia Institute.
    • Julie Nevison on December 22, 2019
    • Cindi Ashbeck on December 26, 2019
    • Deborah Ellenwood on January 01, 2020
    • Please do what is right instead of what promotes profits for the big companies. Care about health and not just your bottom line. Do something to promote American trust in your standards instead of undermining them. Please care!!!!.
    • joyce shiffrin on January 03, 2020
    • Elisabeth Guss on January 07, 2020
    • Ellen Krikorian on January 09, 2020
    • Jennifer Buehl on January 14, 2020
    • Mark Buehl on January 14, 2020
    • Tina Allen on January 20, 2020
    • DO THE RIGHT THING!!!!
    • Peggy Alpert on February 08, 2020
    • Robert Lowis on February 08, 2020
    • Deborah Ellenwood on February 12, 2020
    • S. Jaime Meenaghan on February 16, 2020
    • Christine Gasper on February 26, 2020
    • Anonymous on February 27, 2020
    • Joan Enering RN MSN on March 11, 2020
    • Laura Rea on March 24, 2020
    • Marin Quezada on March 24, 2020
    • Do YOUR JOB FIX these issues!
    • Anonymous on March 25, 2020
    • Bharat Adarkar on March 25, 2020
    • Miguel Lopez on March 25, 2020
    • Vonda Grey on March 25, 2020
    • shadow gleason on March 26, 2020
    • USDA, and NOSB: We Need Real Organics! truth, not pretend organic any longer, our bodies have a right to real seed, real soil, real water, real food grown organic... Quit playing god, you never will be as good as god, so stop being stupid... People want real food, not processed crape... No real vitamins there for health, or to grow properly, you all cause the sickness of people/animals alike with this evil way...
    • HELENA DWORKIEWICZ on March 26, 2020
    • PLEASE REAL ORGANICS PRODUCT IN MY STORES
    • Louis Esposito on April 16, 2020
    • Anonymous on April 16, 2020
    • Please, please, please shut down Monsanto. we need organically grown fruits and vegetables, and the animals from which we get our beef, pork, chicken, and fish need to be organically fed in order for us to eat organically. I don't want to eat the poison from non-organically grown foods of any kind!
    • Susannah Middaugh on April 16, 2020
    • Anonymous on April 17, 2020
    • William G Gonzalez on April 18, 2020
    • Consumers looking for clean, healthy food have for years turned to foods with the USDA’s organic seal. This seal is understood to mean that the food has been grown in accordance with organic principles—most importantly, that the farming practices promote healthy soil, which in turn produces healthy food. Unfortunately, corporate influence has infected the USDA’s organic program to such an extent that it can be difficult to trust the organic seal.
    • HELENA DWORKIEWICZ on April 22, 2020
    • Anonymous on April 29, 2020
    • Ursula Walters on April 30, 2020
    • Best to buy mostly local from farmers market as much as possible. I don't trust the FDA or any other government organization.
    • Lisa Free on May 13, 2020
    • Food is truly our only medicine. If we do not save our food supply we cannot save ourselves.
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