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
    • Dina S on July 26, 2019
    • Judy Schmidtke on September 18, 2019
    • Charles Haefner on September 26, 2019
    • Julien Antkies on September 26, 2019
    • Alan Beer on September 26, 2019
    • Bruce Roth on September 26, 2019
    • Sheryn Kowatsch on September 26, 2019
    • Vatche Ohanian on September 26, 2019
    • Keith Manton on September 26, 2019
    • Tracey Katsouros on September 26, 2019
    • Tom Driscoll on September 27, 2019
    • THOMAS PINELLI on September 27, 2019
    • laurel Valentino on September 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on October 02, 2019
    • Theresa DiTullio on October 11, 2019
    • Bobbie Gadsby on October 11, 2019
    • Bobbie Gadsby on October 11, 2019
    • Anonymous 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
    • Mary Wancewicz on November 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on November 08, 2019
    • Nicolas Koehler on November 08, 2019
    • St.James Berlinski on December 05, 2019
    • Randy Daugherty on December 05, 2019
    • Anonymous on December 05, 2019
    • Alexia Valdora on December 05, 2019
    • Peter Santoya on December 06, 2019
    • This pisses me off because we pay extra for organic and now we have to watch out for this. What is this world coming to.
    • Siobhan Justin on December 14, 2019
    • joyce shiffrin on January 03, 2020
    • Ellen Krikorian on January 09, 2020
    • Peggy Alpert on February 08, 2020
    • S. Jaime Meenaghan on February 16, 2020
    • Marin Quezada on March 24, 2020
    • Stop organic fraud PLEASE!!
    • Julie Cornish on March 24, 2020
    • Bharat Adarkar on March 25, 2020
    • Bharat Adarkar on March 25, 2020
    • Bharat Adarkar on March 25, 2020
    • Bharat Adarkar on March 25, 2020
    • Vonda Grey on March 25, 2020
    • Vonda Grey on March 25, 2020
    • Vonda Grey on March 25, 2020
    • shadow gleason on March 26, 2020
    • The USDA needs to Step Up Organic Fraud Enforcement, we pay lots for real organic food, and don't want lies...
    • Delcey Kinney on April 16, 2020
    • Robin Blake on May 07, 2020
    • Paula Brunetti on May 08, 2020
    • Lisa Free on May 13, 2020
    • Julie Mosquedo on May 28, 2020
    • Anonymous on May 29, 2020
    • Laura Meyer on June 02, 2020
    • Michelle Kahle on June 09, 2020
    • Sandra Robertson on June 11, 2020
    • Bela Kovacs on July 18, 2020
    • Neuza Duarte on July 30, 2020
    • Christine Chandler on August 20, 2020
    • How can an ordinary consumer trust the designation of organic if the policing of the farms is innefective? Step up your program to identify those in noncompliance! Any pesticide found on organic food should be heavily fined and dealt with immediately!
    • Iris Arce on September 03, 2020
    • HEATHER VAN KOMEN on September 15, 2020
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