Redefinition of the Organic Food Requirements

posted February 21, 2003 by Jer


Time for me to get political again. I really don't want to, but I have to use any voice I have. We The People don't have much of a voice at all anymore.

This morning, National Public Radio reported that a bill has been written to allow meat that comes from Chickens or Cows who were fed non-organic feed can still be labeled as Organic. It has not passed yet, but the above provision was tacked on to a lengthy spending bill, in hopes of sneaking it through. You can hear the report for yourself here.

This would totally fuck the whole point to being organic. It took SEVEN YEARS to write the current organic-label restrictions, and this could destroy it in one fail swoop.

I'm keeping this short, but I would like a favor of you all. I don't watch TV, but if any of you see this issue being discussed on the Network News, could you let me know about it? I'm currently under the theory that the whole war and terrorist thing is being used as a mask so the government can pull stuff like this, but I just don't know. Let me know what you see.

I don't want to become a conspiracy theorist... but things are just getting weirder and weirder.