It's been my contention all along that agribiz recognizes that its
interests are best served by the "highest" possible organic standards--this
diminishes the chance of any meaningful competition from an expanding
organic market, keeping it safely ghettoized as a niche market. The
proposed rule is more restrictive than existing standards in a number of
ways, but the idea that agribiz wanted it looser is pure mythology.
At 09:00 AM 4/12/00 -0700, Edna M Weigel wrote:
>Here I see it again; a concern about the National Organic Standards being
>so strict that they will discourage organic farming. Am I missing
>something, or is this just rhetoric from the agribiz sector who want to
>get in on the premium prices without changing their ways very much?
><snip from the NY Times article>
>>But the proposed national standard is so restrictive -- at the
>industry's own insistence -- >that Ms. DiMatteo and other experts contend
>that some farmers now selling "organic" >products may no longer qualify.
> Are the proposed standards really tighter than existing organic
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