From the Guardian:
Supermarkets are putting pressure on organic food watchdogs to lower standards so they can fully exploit a billion-pound industry which is growing by 30% a year, according to leading figures in the movement.
Fears that organic farming is falling victim to commercial pressures to abandon key principles have led to disputes in the Soil Association, the gold standard of the groups that certify “green” products.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The increase in demand of organic food is a free market indictment of the current food distribution system. Even if current organic standards are watered down, people will not stop looking for more ethical ways of getting food onto their table.
Of course this shouldn’t stop anyone from preventing such watering down from occuring.
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