A couple of issues have been raised recently which seem to be distracting
us from the big question. I'm not trying to demean the points of view of
the authors who posted them, of course, but I want to remind everyone to
keep their eyes on the task at hand - keeping the organic movement alive by
scrapping these disastrous national "standards" they're trying to call
- If these standards go through, organic agriculture will lose so much
credibility that additional labeling will be like a bandaid on a gunshot
- No one has ever proposed that organic ag will stop the rampant
consumption of fossil fuels and subsequent climate change we all realize is
headed our way. But it's a step in the right direction, and gets us
thinking about how we need to change our lifestyles.
My question to the list is, what happened between the time that the NOSB
made it's recommendations and the USDA's issuing of something entirely
different? Who got to whom? Were political contributions involved? Any
investigative journalists out there feel like taking this up? There's got
to be a juicy story in it somewhere.
Thanks for your time and don't forget to write Eileen Stommes another
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