Does that mean that 98 % does not get check for pesticide residue that seem
like a lot of trucks to me and yet the USDA want all organic growers to pay
out of pocket for residue tests. something is wrong here. what is the
percent of conventional chemical food that gets tested and who pays for it
. USDA will force 100 %. of the organic growers that don't even use the
stuff to pay out of pocket for residue test. Does anyone else see why
organic food is safer? yet another reason. I wonder how much regular
produce is residue tested. I don't know any chemical farmers that are
paying for residue tests do those truckers pay for residue test that 2% out
of pocket. hummmm
>> "I'm in search of more info about the news reports that have proven
>than 2% of all imported produce is inspected by the FDA.
I heard the same thing . 2% there is not enough time for safety because the
fair trade is a money thing not a safety thing from what I can gather.
>That may not sound like much but it should turn up any persistent problems
>soon when any quantity is involved, which are of course followed up. I
>the problem is mainly budgetary, and I know for a fact that when a given
Why are 100% organic growers being forced to test and how often does
chemical grown food need to be tested?
. back words USDA
>> The FDA claims that it is not their jurisdiction to inspect imported
>> So this produce just comes on in to our country and dinner tables from a
>> foreign country, sprayed and irrigated with who knows what?!!
get ready because you have not seen nothing yet wait till the flood gates
open to globule trade with no regard for cleaning up the earth or food
safety in mind. NAFTA was just a little test we may soon be flooded with
food from many other countries with less restrictions of pesticide use and
safe food measures then we have . In fact I think the US sells them
pesticides that are outlaw here . Money don't you just love it. I heard
they are having secrete talks now to set up a bigger NAFTA I forget the
name of this new deal at the same time the USDA is talking food safety
at home and regulating organic growers lets get some of that food safety
in our imports .I just hope they melt their safe food ideals in with
their fair trade deals. think they will? If the fair trade deal does not
include safe food and environment cleanup and safe farm workers laws then
to me it is not a fair trade.
I like food from every were on earth . The earth is the Lords and the
fullness thereof. borders are no problem it is mans hunger for cash that
is the problem . Lets us make the Trade deals also food safety deals and
safe farm workers deals or no deal. I feel safe eating any IFOAM certified
food from any where in the world also any food Douglas Hinds says is ok I
would trust because he knows where I 'm coming from and I know where he is
coming from . I trust him If I don't not know the farm or the farmer I
look for certifications and that lacking I always buy organic anyway
because I feel it is safer. any one else think organic is safer and why?
>You might try buying only organically grown fruits and vegetables (which are
>also grown in Mexico, mostly for export), and I strongly recommend growing
>own, whenever possible. (I should add that the regulatory structure in
>for organic foods meets OFPA's prerequisites, whatever that's worth).
>> Kathy Foster
>> Riverside CFM
>> Inland CFMA"
Good point Kathy and yet another reason organic is the safer other
countries regulatory structure for organic all keep a food chain record of
inputs,and where it goes and I am glad to hear that organic food in Mexico
meets the OFPA prerequisites it is worth a lot to me thanks for the info. .
An organic growers homepage check out
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