> Junkscience.com Announces $1,000 Prize In 'Organic is Just Marketing'
>WASHINGTON, May 4, 2000 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Junkscience.com announced
>today the "Organic" is Just Marketing Sweepstakes. The winner will receive
>Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). The purpose of the contest is to encourage
>participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's rulemaking
>labeling of organic foods.
>To enter the "Organic" Is Just Marketing Sweepstakes, a contestant must visit
>Junkscience.com (http://www.junkscience.com) and send an email to the U.S.
>Department of Agriculture expressing an opinion about whether any future USDA
>seal for organic foods should state that the seal is just a marketing tool
>not a judgment on the quality or safety of any food product.
>Recent public opinion surveys indicate a USDA Organic Seal would convey a
>of food quality, safety, nutrition or environmental benefit over other foods.
>However, there is no scientific evidence to support such an inference.
>To be eligible for the Sweepstakes, opinions must express whether they are
>or 'against' such clarification on the USDA Organic Seal. It does not matter
>which position contestants take; only that a view is expressed. Contest rules
>apply. The contest is void where prohibited.
>For those who have questions about the USDA rulemaking and its National
>Program, information is provided at Junkscience.com.
>At the conclusion of the public comment period of the USDA rulemaking on June
>12, 2000, the contest will close. The winner of the One Thousand Dollars will
>then be picked at random from all those who submitted eligible opinions to
>USDA. The winner will receive a money order from Junkscience.com.
>Asked about the contest, Junkscience.com publisher Steven Milloy said, "This
>contest is made possible by the Internet and is the third such contest
>by Junkscience.com. We hope to stimulate public education about the coming
>organic label and public participation in the USDA regulatory process."
>Junkscience.com is the recognized leading provider of news, research and
>on "junk science," defined as faulty scientific data and analysis used to
>further a special agenda.
>For further information, contact Steven Milloy at 202-467-8586 or by email at
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