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

Mike Hulbert - Anna Carter - Creation Soap creationsoap at boone.net
Fri Sep 30 08:18:43 EDT 2005


 
 
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From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Robin
Follette
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 5:50 AM
To: Market Farming
Subject: [Market-farming] UPDATE: STOP THE SNEAK ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS
 
>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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