new organic label

blissv at nmhu.campus.mci.net blissv at nmhu.campus.mci.net
Sun Jan 18 21:45:33 EST 1998


That's great...It certainly gets around all labeling limitations and has a
nice revolutionary ring to it.. Good one!  
Vicki

At 02:34 PM 1/18/98 -0500, you wrote:
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>On Sat, 17 Jan 1998, Robert Dixon wrote:
>
>> I have spent some time the last couple of days reading the proposed 
>> organic rules. If we all fail to get major changes in the wording then 
>> perhaps the simple solution would be to call real organic food NOT 
>> USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC. 
>
>That would work as would a total boycott saying:
>
>Boycott USDA Certified Organic Products
>or
>Boycott Products Certified Organic By USDA Standards
>
>This would be effective without affecting Oregon Tilth, OCIA,
>CCOF or any other credible certifying organizations.
>
>> This would tell consumers that is was not produced with sewage sludge 
>> or was not irradiated nor were transgenic plants used. That the 
>> livestock were not given antibiotics and that processed foods 
>> contained the minimum of non organic materials that were absolutely 
>> essential.
>> 
>> They have not included that in their list of prohibited phrases and 
>> all the negative publicity will ensure that consumers understand that 
>> all the people they have trusted to produce their food are still doing 
>> a good job.
>> 
>> We can still smile a little even though the situation appears serious.
>> NOT USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC, mmm, that has kind of a nice ring to it, 
>> don't you think? 
>> 
>> People created this market and have grown it into an expanding global 
>> culture and the USDA and the large corporations are not going to be 
>> able to stop it or co-opt it. We need to increase consumer and grower 
>> contact both face to face and at a distance.
>> 
>> I really enjoy all the discussion. Locally I will be trying to contact 
>> our regional certification group and get as much direct farm food as 
>> we can (just in case the proposed rule becomes final...).
>> 
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