Friday, May 26, 2000, 11:45:04 PM, you wrote:
RV> ... the USDA standards should only refer to "USDA-organic" or
RV> "USDA-certified organic" rather than simply "organic". Then the
RV> USDA can impose all the requirements it cares to impose on
RV> farmers who want to "USDA-certified organic" label. Then people
RV> like Sal, who may not want the label anyway, won't be affected.
I have been saying that for years. However, according to OFPA, using
the word organic will no longer be legal: only "USDA-certified
organic" will be considered organic and "USDA-certified organic"
will not compete as a viable option on the basis of it's own merit.
It will be a monopoly. Countries not having a structure in place
similar to that created by OFPA will be unable to export organic
products to the US.
For those reasons, I have maintained that OFPA itself is fatally
flawed and must be reformed. Failing that, it will be defeated in
court due to the unconstitutional elements it contains.
RV> Actually, a much better approach is to require those who use
RV> chemicals to label their products as to what chemicals were
True. And made to prove it.
RV> Obviously a pipedream under the present context of govt
RV> bias for chemical-based megafarms.
Unfortunately. Money (relative value) over Vitality (intrinsic
value). Mercenary trash.
Mexico (so far from God and so close to the U.S. - a well known
saying in these parts).
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