Re: Gone Postal
Tue, 12 May 1998 09:09:21 -0700
A lot of folks say give the USDA more rope and see if they can pull their
out the pit they dug for the organic grower yet I feel the USDA will just
have more rope to hang their selfs. The USDA have broke the public/private
partnership that Congress intended to establish in its passage of the Organic
Foods Production Act of 1960. The USDA published a proposed rule that is so
unacceptable to the organic community and the public at large and caused the
organic movement many hours of expense, time and dismay and seem like they are
going to cause the organic movement even more time and money and steal even
more of our meditation while the USDA bum raps the organic growers saying we
are no safer then conventional growers. Because of this as well as on general
principle we take strong exception to any fees that this federal government
would levy on organic certifiers,producers and processors to pay for the
program .Not one cent! I feel the certifiers ,organic
clubs,associations,inspectors,and growers and buyers should stay vigilant
feel we should forget the USDA now and lets put all our energy into industry
self regulation . Tell the USDA they cannot have our certifiers nor our
inspectors nor our growers processors handlers . Get your own USDA agents .
we have worked too hard for too long to just turn every thing we call ours to
the USDA. The USDA has show many of us that they are truly the wolf in
clothing and we would be a fool to let the fox watch the hen house. First
shame on you second time shame on me for thinking the leopard can change its
spots. The organic movement will keep on keeping on despite the USDA and all
the little organic Gestapo that want to take over the organic movement . We
not the droids you are looking for. We will overcome this day!
Lets us forget the USDA now and let us put all our energy into industry self
regulation . let us not waste another day trying to change the wolf into the
shepherds. The USDA is a the problem and the organic movement is the
solution. Do you all want to be part of the problem?
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