Protect the organic label
Big corporations are trying to redefine the organic label to include plastic tubes and styrofoam. Sign the petition to protect organic farming and keep it in the soil: https://next7.org/sign-the-petition/
Instead of changing the way they grow food to fit the definition of organic, big industrial producers are lobbying to change the definition of organic to fit the way they already grow food. This is our last stand for organic farming; tell the National Organic Standards Board to protect organic.
From the Cornucopia Institute:
"We need the stores we shop at to quit trying to sell us fake organic food from inhumane livestock factories, masquerading as organic, orhydroponic vegetables fertilized with conventional soybeans and grown in ground up coconut waste … or even ground up recycled plastic!
Top retailers like Whole Foods Markets, Costco, Target, Safeway, Walmart, and Kroger must be convinced to provide choices in their grocery aisles for authentic, nutrient-dense organic food grown in rich, carefully stewarded soil.
If the nutrients are not in our soil, they are not in our food …. and they are not in our families! Factory farm meat, dairy and egg production, and fruits and vegetables grown without soil rich in humus result in inferior flavor and nutrition.
Some retailers have already taken these steps and deserve our patronage. We need the largest retailers of organic food in the country to stand with organic farmers and consumers for the integrity of organic food and agriculture – or risk losing our shopping dollars.
Sign and return the proxy letter today to the CEOs of Whole Foods Market, Costco, Target, Safeway, Walmart, and Kroger. We will deliver the letters to them as a key part of this pressure campaign.
Corporate agribusinesses and factory farms are watering down the meaning of organics. They could not operate without retail representation. They are squeezing out ethical, family-scale farmers and their marketing partners. Real organic farmers, and their loyal customers, are being cheated.
Download, sign, and mail your proxy letter today. We can recapture the promise and reality of organic food and agriculture from the scofflaws and scam artists."