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Organic Consumers Association Raises Alarm About New Rules

| Wednesday April 19th, 2006 | 0 Comments

org_consumer.gifThe only negative thing about Wal*Mart and other large retailers embracing organic food is the fact that they may seek legislation that waters down the definition of “organic”. The Organic Consumers Association is calling for a boycott of organic brands that are lobbying to weaken organic laws and taking advantage of loopholes in the organic standards. Horizon Organic and Aurora Organic are the two companies specifically targeted for allegedly purchasing the majority of their milk from feedlot dairies where the cows have little or no access to pasture. I don’t know a lot, specifically, about this particular issue, but things like this were bound to come up with the odd marriage of organics and mass retail. Will this start another cat-and-mouse game? Or will retailers improve transparency?
More information here: www.organicconsumers.org/nosb2.htm. (thx Mary!)


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