Govt "Organic" Stds
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
london at sunsite.unc.edu
Thu Jan 15 20:19:23 EST 1998
london at sunSITE.unc.edu llondon at bellsouth.net
On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, FionaNyx wrote:
> What makes me mad is:
> 1) Companies capitalizing on the reputation that has been painstakingly
> constructed without following the principles (use the name, not the spirit).
> 2) Running small organic operations out of business with the costs of
And stealing their rightful market share outright by 2)above and
undercutting them through their ability to grow it cheaper (but not
better, necessarily) and sell it cheaper.
> If the corporations want this to happen it's going to happen. The best we can
> do is make a big stink to inform the consumers who pay attention. They can
> steal our name, but they can't have our soul...
> The agrobusiness corporations who are stepping into the market for organic
> products have enough money to fight indefinitely. Why waste our energy
> fighting this? Maybe it's not a bad thing for them to create a market for
> farm production that is better than a lot of what happens now. Maybe we just
> need to pick a new name for what we do so we can distinguish us from them--
> like Beyondorganic or Greenfood or Handgrown or Earthfriendly...
Labelling using the words natural, ecological,
sustainable or biointensive or use of the BuyGreen label (see info below):
Jeanne A. Nye
nyej at vt.edu
VABF Project Coordinator
BuyGreen Virginia Partnership
540 633-6633 w & fax
540 633-0089 h
BuyGreen at vt.edu
> ~~FionaNyx <Sherry Levi>
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