[Market-farming] UPDATE: STOP THE SNEAK ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS

Robin Follette marketfarmers at thymeforewe.com
Fri Sep 30 05:49:37 EDT 2005


>From Organic Consumer Association's newsletter:

UPDATE: STOP THE SNEAK ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS
Last week, the Organic Consumers Association alerted you and all of our supporters about a "Sneak Attack" on organic standards in the U.S. Congress. As a result, network members deluged the U.S. congress with over 60,000 emails and 10,000 telephone calls. Thank you for your support. This nearly unprecedented grassroots upsurge has temporarily rattled Congress and the industry, delaying the initial Sneak Attack in the Senate on organic standards, resulting in a temporary compromise amendment (H.R. 2744), which calls for "further study of the issue." Unfortunately we are on the threshold of another, possibly even more serious, follow-up attack on organic standards in the House/Senate Conference Committee over the next week as Congress members put the final wording together for the 2006 Congressional Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The OCA is calling on consumers and the organic community to apply pressure to their House of Representatives members as well as their Senators to stop the Conference Committee from degrading the standards. If you haven't already done so, please send a letter to congress here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/rd-ofpa.htm


Robin Follette
Thyme For Ewe Farm  www.thymeforewe.com
Editor, Farm & Garden  www.farm-garden.com
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