I agree with your interpretation Beth. USDA's intent here is transparent.
They are attempting to prevent any labeling which informs the consumer,
"ironically grown" included. READ SECTION 205.103! It prohibits any
labeling that IMPLIES organic, much less any labeling that includes
"organic". IT IS AN OUTRAGE!!!
From: Beth von Gunten <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Saturday, January 17, 1998 10:17 PM
Subject: an alternative label
>>>...I like Beyondorganic Greenfood for starters..Any ideas? I
>>So do I. I believe your saintly personage has bestowed
>>upon the organic market farmers of the world a label that
>>could become a banner to rally behind into the twenty-first
>>century. BEYONDORGANIC GREENFOOD. Perfectly appropriate,
>>a label that says it all. I will use it.
>>Anyone know if this would be legal under the NOP or will use of it
>>in the marketplace bring squads of organic control freaks to the farm?
>Sorry guys, but this is *exactly* what the new rule is intended to prevent.
>At this point, I guess I'd call anything I grew Ironically Grown. I don't
>think they can get me on that. (Yet.)
>Beth von Gunten
>Ventura County, California
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