Diane Cooner wrote:
> Well, I wouldn't eat it.
Well, I might, but I would not expect that it would be different from
all the other chicken in the store. I don't suppose it would harm me
either, in the short term. But then again, I tempt fate every year by
eating the thanksgiving turkey after it sat out on the back porch all
night. Amazing that I'm not dead yet.
Then again, it IS worse than the Tyson and Purdue because at least they
don't have any deliberately misleading crap on the label. So I have to
subtract points for that. It's looking worse all the time.
> I've never heard of Organic Standards, Inc.
Funny, they don't seem to have a web page! Or an address.
When I try to find NOFA or OCIA or CCOF or Oregon Tilth I don't have any
problem at all.
But then again, we consumers are easily confused, so it would never
cross my mind that maybe I ought to know something about the certifier.
Crap like this is why I don't buy organic foods in chain stores. Over
and over and over again, I discover that they don't know squat about the
stuff they carry, and in fact, have almost no local control over what
they buy, since purchasing decisions and practically all other decisions
are made centrally. When a guy puts up a big sign over his produce
which reads "third party certified," I expect he ought to be able to
tell me what in hell that means. And if he can't, I consider his
competence and integrity in some considerable doubt. But that's just
me, I hear that most people can't make their own decisions. So I
shouldn't be allowed to either, cuz I might be harmed.
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