Did the new proposed rule from the USDA address any of the inequities in current standards or did they only strive to make them worse? Examples:
1) Isn't it possible for a processor to label something as organic if they don't use 100% organic product yet certified farms are not allowed any restricted inputs?
2) The biggest one is allowing day old chicks and fish fingerlings from any source while any beef, sheep, pig, etc producer has to have organic breeding stock.
Isn't there a double standard here? In both of these examples I can see that it could be difficult for a processor to buy 100% organic products or difficult (or nearly impossible) for a farmer to buy organic chicks or fish. Yet it is just as difficult for a farmer to never use a restricted product and just as difficult for a farmer to have organic livestock breeding herds. Anybody have the address for the organic certification list?
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