Tell the USDA to Step Up Organic Fraud Enforcement

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Tell the USDA to Step Up Organic Fraud Enforcement

Overview
A Missouri farmer has been charged with ripping off food companies and consumers by falsely marketing more than $140 million worth of corn, soybeans, and wheat as organic. Observers have called the scale of this fraud “jaw dropping” and likely the largest case of its kind involving US farmers. The level of deception in the organic industry has reached epidemic proportions: a USDA study found that 40% of all organic food sold in the US tested positive for prohibited pesticides.
Target
Congress, USDA
Goal
Write to the USDA and Congress and tell them to strengthen organic fraud prevention measures to protect consumers and organic farmers trying to follow the rules.
Category
Regulatory Reform
Created
Created by Michael Sikora on June 25, 2019.

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    • Anonymous on June 25, 2019
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    • BRIAN HUDSON on June 27, 2019
    • Terry Cadwallader on June 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on June 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on June 27, 2019
    • Jen Lo on June 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on June 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on June 27, 2019
    • Ellen Krikorian on June 28, 2019
    • I am vegan organic for me it is vital for my life to eat organic food, I am autistic, schwannomatosis, multiple connective tissues disorder,
    • Nancy Teliski on June 28, 2019
    • There needs to be oversight to organic crops, as there are those of us who do not enjoy eating pesticides and the like. Unfortunately farmers are human and if the price is right all integrity goes out the window which is sad.
    • Barbara Baxter on June 28, 2019
    • Jackie Stolfi on June 28, 2019
    • Ian Salter on June 30, 2019
    • Denise Kastner on July 05, 2019
    • mike Kastner on July 05, 2019
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