>Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 04:20:40 -0500
>From: Richard Wolfson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Save Organic Standards letter
>LETTER TO SAVE ORGANIC STANDARDS FOLLOWS BELOW.
>Please feel free to fax the letter below in to the US Dept of Agriculture
>to help support the campaign to save organic standards, and not to have
>genetically engineered foods included as organic. Those in USA are
>especially encouraged to send in this letter, which was written by Mothers
>for Natural Law, USA <email@example.com>, who are doing a fabulous job
>in both the campaign against genetic engineering and the Save Organic
>Eileen S. Stommes, Deputy Administrator
>USDA-AMS-TM-NOP, AG Stop 0275, Room 4007-So.
>P.O. Box 96456
>Washington, D.C. 20090-6456
>Dear Ms. Stommes,
>I am writing in response to the proposed National Organic Standards to let
>you know that I do not want genetically engineered organisms, processing
>agents or agricultural inputs to be allowed in organic farming and handling
>under any circumstances-even on a case by case basis. I also ask that you
>prohibit the use of irradiation and sewage sludge in organic farming and
>handling. And, I ask that the standard for the treatment of livestock and
>the fee structure for certification be consistent with the recommendations
>of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).
>The NOSB represents a broad consensus of organic farmers, manufacturers and
>consumers regarding the principles of organic agriculture and foods
>production. To formulate regulations that do not reflect their
>recommendations on genetic engineering, irradiation, sewage sludge, the
>needs of the small farmer and the treatment of animals will gravely weaken
>consumer confidence in the organic label and threaten the viability of this
>Thank you for including my input in your final decision.
>cc: Mothers for Natural Law, P.O. Box 1177, Fairfield, Iowa 52556
> Fax: 515-472-2683
>Richard Wolfson, PhD
>Consumer Right to Know Campaign,
>for Mandatory Labelling and Long-term
>Testing of all Genetically Engineered Foods,
>500 Wilbrod Street
>Ottawa, ON Canada K1N 6N2
>Our website, http://www.natural-law.ca/genetic/geindex.html
>contains more information on genetic engineering.
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