market-farming digest: "Final Rule"

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflondon at
Sun Dec 24 10:27:05 EST 2000

On Sun, 24 Dec 2000 09:07:28 -0500, "Dori Green"
<dorigreen00 at> wrote:

>Certification as a way to prevent fraud is useless.  But it gives a good 

So why bother?

>illusion of doing something to prevent fraud.

This is of no benefit to small local producers; as you say, only an

>Fraud in the exploding "organic" marketplace is ridiculously easy.  And lots 
>and lots of money is involved.  So it's probably also inevitable.

So why penalize the small local growers for this?

>That's why I dropped my own farm's certification and why I bring up this 

Sounds like you're really convinced of the value of certification.

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Lawrence F. London, Jr. 
lflondon at    
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