> Maybe this is really a silly question from a novice, but
Sharon, do you know the fable "The Emperor's New Clothes"?
> why couldn't
> the government just label products Gov't Certified Organic...like USDA
> Prime. Wouldn't that solve the problem? It means that "organic" meets
> "Gov't Standards" and nothing more and would not exclude the use for
> independent farmers who don't want that label. Then they could just
> educate the public as to the meaning of that standard...and not being so
> crazy as to pre-empt our acceptable English vocabulary.
> Sharon Stevenson
> Tel/fax (51-1) 444-4749
> Lima, Peru
You have gotten right to the heart of the issue. MY question is WHY wasn't
that done? And the answer may be hard to demonstrate conclusively, but it
appears that there are special interests involved, and some degree of
complicity or at the very least - confusion on the part of the "competent"
authorities involved. It doesn't matter in the end. The only real (and just)
solution is just as you have stated.
> Our best hope for civility? The Golden Rule:
> Treat others as you wish to be treated--for the good of us all! :-)
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