Wilson, Dale (WILSONDO@phibred.com)
Thu, 28 May 1998 13:21:25 -0500
> I disagree . I think people feel organic food is safer. I feel if we
> are going to have to carry the cross we should also get the crown. I
> say go
> for the product quality claim that Organic food is safer and let us
> cut to
> chase. let us quit stalling and cut to the chase. What certifiers
> food is not safer? What inspectors feel organic food is not safer. I
> want to
> hear why? .
> . the organic grower is being asked to carrying the cross of
> Gestapo and bureaucratic paper work forced fees forced inspections
> certification and forced residue test just to be able to use that word
> and a big part of that word is "More safe" . Organic growing is safer
> for the
> farm worker the grower out air ,water,children the earth etc. . .
> After all that bs I want to be able to say most organic food is safer
> food grown with harmful chemicals for man and the earth. . Do you
> food is safer? That should be the frist question? That is what folks
> lead to feel. Is is safer. I feel 200000 have already voted. Do
> you want
> to be counted in that number. customers buy organic food because they
> feel it
> is safer bottom line. you can dance around it all you want that is the
> line a lot of folks feel organic food is safer for them and their
> what do you think if you are going to make organic growers carry the
> give them the crown. look here if organic food has to have only 10%
> of the
> pesticides as the EPA allows for conventional food in residue tests
> and will
> probably be tested 100 %more often . than conventional food and
> than that part of the law alone make it 90 per cent safer. how can
> say it
> is not safer?
> .you cannot force organic growers to carry the cross and you can not
> take away
> our crown. give organic back to the people. keep organic free of
> politics taken from the Latin word polly meaning more and ticks
> At 09:05 AM 5/28/98 -0400, Grace J Gershuny wrote:
> >Dear Sanetters,
> >The issue of whether organic food is safer than conventional food is
> >for consumers to decide, based on reliable information about how the
> >food was produced. The key point here is that the organic label
> refers to
> >a production process, not a product quality claim. This is totally
> >consistent with the evolution of the organic certification system
> that now
> >exists, and efforts by the Organic Trade Association and others to
> >educate consumers to understand that organic production methods
> >cannot guarantee that there will be no residues in a product.
> >The development of a marketing program within USDA that is about the
> >production process rather than product grades is a major advance.
> >Who among you would endorse a program that directly repudiated the
> >value of the rest of what you were doing?
> >Grace Gershuny
> >USDA National Organic Program Staff
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