Organic Consumers Association Puts Out "SOS"
The Organic Consumers Association is issuing an "SOS" or "Safeguard Organic Standards" — a request for action. Apparently the USDA is moving to lower the standards for what qualifies as organic by proposing a list of synthetic ingredients they think should be allowed in organic production. This proposed legislation would also take away control over organic standards and future debate from the National Organic Standards Board and put it in the hands of the USDA, a government agency that has been highly criticized by organic groups for not adequately representing the best interests of the consumer. Congress votes today, Sept. 20th, on this issue which has much bearing on the future of organic food. :: Organic Consumers Association SOS