aballiett at frontiernet.net
Mon Jul 23 11:50:16 EDT 2007
It's been my understanding that 'they stole our word.'
Now knowledgeable people tell me that I can legally refer to my
organically grown produce as 'organic' as long as I do not say
'organically certified,' which I am not.
My question: is this true? I thought the USDA now 'owns' the word and
that 'organic' legally means the same as 'organically certified by
the USDA' if I use it in conjunction with produce. Since I am not
USDA certified, I cannot use it.
If I could use 'organic' in my advertising, though, it would sure cut
through a lot of workaround verbage.
Do you know? Who is right? Paranoid me or my new friends who say that
'organic' is just fine for a non-certified farm?
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