ACTION ALERT: Save Organic Standards!
The OCA has a long history of defending the integrity of organic standards.
September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), under pressure
from corporate interests represented by the Organic Trade Association,
made our job harder.
They also made it more important than ever for consumers to do their homework, even when buying USDA certified organic products.
Without any input from the public, the USDA changed
the way the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) decides which non-organic materials are allowed in organic. The change all
but guarantees that when the NOSB meets every six months, the list of
non-organic and synthetic materials allowed in organic will get longer
USDA's new rule plays to the cabal of the self-appointed organic elite
who want to degrade organic standards and undermine organic integrity.
For consumers, farmers, co-ops and businesses committed to high organic
standards, the USDA's latest industry-friendly move is a clarion call to
fight back against the corporate-led, government-sanctioned attack on
Read more: Corporate Clout Chips Away at Organic Standards
You'd think an organization called the Organic Trade Association (OTA) would be keen on protecting organic standards.
it was the OTA that played a key role in pressuring the U.S. Department
of Agriculture (USDA) to weaken the standards
for organic. Again.
The USDA didn't ask for our opinion before it made its rule change. But we
plan to share it. In person. At the next NOSB meeting, April 29 - May 2,
in San Antonio, Texas. We'll deliver this petition to USDA National
Organic Program Director Miles McEvoy asking him to reverse this
disastrous new rule. Can you sign
TAKE ACTION: Save organic standards! Tell the USDA to reverse a new rule that weakens organic standards.