What’s the matter with these people? Are they insane? There is a huge uproar about the term organic, as in organic food. Lots of major
‘food’ corporations want to cash in and have been cashing in. They want
to be labeled organic. Rather than become organic though, they push for
organic to be defined away. They push for non-organic to be labeled
organic. They push for synthetics to be labeled organic.
Look, if you want to become organic, then become organic. Organic is purely organic. There is no 99% organic that is 100% organic. If they
want to sell stuff that isn’t completely organic, then label it as
partially organic. Label the ingredients that aren’t organic as what
they are: synthetic. If the complete product is 99% organic, then say
so. If the 1% that is non-organic is pure poison, then ban it. If it’s
questionable, then ban it. If it has been shown to be highly likely
harmless, then it will be up to those who dissent to publicize their
dissenting opinions, which should not be censored under any
Right now, food that is only 95% organic is labeled organic. That’s evil. That’s lying. That’s making it impossible for consumers to choose
purely organic foods without having to do huge independent research.
That was never intended by the people who invented the concept of
organic foods — the ‘health food nuts.’ It is those people who came up
with the whole industry who should have been the arbiters. Too bad so
many of them sold out to the devil: the huge food corporations that
bought them up and then turned organics into 5% synthetics. What a rip
USDA Organic labeled food is a system used to help identify foods that are organic. Congress adopted the organics law in 2002 after
farmers and consumers demanded uniform standards for produce, dairy and
meat. The law banned synthetics, pesticides and genetic engineering
from foods that would bear a federal organic label. It also required
annual testing for pesticides. And it was aimed at preventing producers
from falsely claiming their foods were organic.
However, there is concern that the label may have become meaningless. ‘If we don’t protect the brand, the organic label, the
program is finished. It could disappear overnight’ Sen. Patrick Leahy
Here are some of the revelations from the Washington Post article:
Regulators appear to see their mission as more to grow the supposedly ‘organic’ industry than to actually assure consumers are getting the organic food they paid for."
(found at this website: http://organicjar.com/2009/1545/ )