Monday, July 02, 2007

Action Alert: Keep Organic Food Organic

There's still time to get your response in. The Organic Consumers Association has written a petition to send to the USDA to keep organic food organic. The most recent change initiated by the USDA loosens standards so much that labelled organic food may not necessarily be organic.
YOUR HELP IS STILL NEEDED The USDA has responded to OCA's demands to repoen re-open the public comment period on this issue. Industry was given two years, and the public was initially only given 7 days. But the USDA has agreed to accept public comments for 60 additional days while giving interim approval to the proposal. It's important that consumers, farmers and organic producers use this period to share their opinions.
If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you'll be able to send a letter to the USDA.