NEWS: Organic under attack
Sadly the Organic Consumers Association fears the assault on organic standards is not over. You may have read our previous post on this topic or not. Either way...if you live in the US and like your organic food, well, organic, then read on and act now.
Or do nothing in the safe knowledge that responsible companies like Kraft, Wal-Mart, & Dean Foods along with that champion of the consumer, public health and the environment, President George W Bush, will watch out for your interests.
SOS Update October 14, 2005
Over the past few weeks, Organic Consumers Association network members have deluged the U.S. congress with over 170,000 emails and over 20,000 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 compromise amendment (H.R. 2744) September 21 calling for “further study of the issue.”
Unfortunately we expect another, possibly even more serious, Sneak Attack 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. Therefore OCA is now 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. In addition we urge everyone to start applying pressure to the Organic Trade Association, who are unfortunately spearheading this Sneak Attack. We ask everyone who has read our SOS Action Alert and signed our petition to Congress to call your House of Representative member 202-224-3121, as well as the OTA: 413-774-7511.
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