Dear USDA – Clean up Organic Mess

This tidbit is a couple of days late, but I wanted to bring it up as it deals with the Organic Fraud issues I’ve alluded to before.

According to an institute release, a letter today addressed to USDA Secretary Mike Johanns, from Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm policy research group and national organic food and farming watchdog, asked the Secretary to personally intervene in rebuilding the once promising collaborative environment that existed between the organic community and its regulators.

The money section?

Secretary Johanns was also asked to mediate a broiling dispute between the Department and the organic dairy industry, which has overwhelmingly backed eliminating loopholes that have permitted factory-style industrial dairy farms to market their milk as “organic” without allowing their animals to graze on pasture.

That paragraph deals directly with Horizon Organics, who, as regular readers here already know, are not really following organic practices. From this we can logically conclude that Horizon Organics is really not Organic.

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