• America’s Fraudulent Organics Industry: 40% of All Organic Food Tested Positive for Prohibited Pesticides

    A Missouri farmer has been charged with ripping off food companies and consumers by falsely marketing more than $140 million worth of corn, soybeans, and wheat as organic. Observers have called the scale of this fraud “jaw dropping” and likely the largest case of its kind involving US farmers. The level of deception in the organic industry has reached epidemic proportions: a USDA study found that 40% of all organic food sold in the US tested positive for prohibited pesticides. This is an outrage, but the USDA shows no signs of deviating from business as usual.

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  • America’s Fraudulent Organics Industry: 40% of All Organic Food Tested Positive for Prohibited Pesticides

    The biggest error of the organic community in the 1980ties was to push for a USDA certification in the hope that this would facilitate the big players to enter organics and expand the organic market.

    A fatefull mistake considering the corruptive influence of big business of gvt agencies, notoriously the FDA and USDA

    Organic certification should have remained farmer / consumer controlled certifcation agencies.



  • America’s Fraudulent Organics Industry: 40% of All Organic Food Tested Positive for Prohibited Pesticides

    Nothing surprising here. Their goal was always to foster the illusion of providing wholesome organic products while continuing to push the same toxic crap that they have always pushed. The US needs to have a completely independent body like that exists in the UK (i.e. The Soil Organisation) to manage organic standards. Those who are really interested in having organic standards should be organising to foster their own organic standard.