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Posted: 7/29/2012 7:49:46 PM
is this overblown or the natural progression of the industry?
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Posted: 7/29/2012 9:19:05 PM
I think the answer is yes..

Global mega corporations are starting to buy organic companies, and we all know what that means.

I do not purchase certain organic foods because I know they are owned by global corporations who have a conflict of interest, thus I dont trust their products.

So for example I dont purchase Horizon organic, rather I buy Organic Farms..I also dont buy product from Cascade Farms..its owned by General Mills.
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Posted: 7/30/2012 11:37:03 AM

“The board is stacked,” Mr. Potter says. “Either they don’t have a clue, or their interest in making money is more important than their interest in maintaining the integrity of organics.”

He calls the certified-organic label a fraud and refuses to put it on Eden’s products.


or·gan·ic

adjective /ôr'ganik/

  1. Of, relating to, or derived from living matter
    • - organic soils

  2. Of, relating to, or denoting compounds containing carbon (other than simple binary compounds and salts) and chiefly or ultimately of biological origin

  3. (of food or farming methods) Produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents


http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop - the usda standards homepage


the governmental requirements to get that corporate ORGANIC label, are garbage, imagine that. It must suck to live in areas where you cannot buy local farm raised organics

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Posted: 7/30/2012 12:43:48 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by be easy:

“The board is stacked,” Mr. Potter says. “Either they don’t have a clue, or their interest in making money is more important than their interest in maintaining the integrity of organics.”

He calls the certified-organic label a fraud and refuses to put it on Eden’s products.


or·gan·ic

adjective /ôr'ganik/

  1. Of, relating to, or derived from living matter
    • - organic soils

  2. Of, relating to, or denoting compounds containing carbon (other than simple binary compounds and salts) and chiefly or ultimately of biological origin

  3. (of food or farming methods) Produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents


http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop - the usda standards homepage


the governmental requirements to get that corporate ORGANIC label, are garbage, imagine that. It must suck to live in areas where you cannot buy local farm raised organics



What actually sucks

is

food insecurity.

Hunger in the USA sucks. Period.

Adults and children with inadequate food intake in the USA, that certainly sucks.


To have the luxury to say been unable to obtain locally raised organics sucks, that sucks big time.
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Posted: 7/30/2012 12:58:30 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by be easy:

“The board is stacked,” Mr. Potter says. “Either they don’t have a clue, or their interest in making money is more important than their interest in maintaining the integrity of organics.”

He calls the certified-organic label a fraud and refuses to put it on Eden’s products.


or·gan·ic

adjective /ôr'ganik/

  1. Of, relating to, or derived from living matter
    • - organic soils

  2. Of, relating to, or denoting compounds containing carbon (other than simple binary compounds and salts) and chiefly or ultimately of biological origin

  3. (of food or farming methods) Produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents


http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop - the usda standards homepage


the governmental requirements to get that corporate ORGANIC label, are garbage, imagine that. It must suck to live in areas where you cannot buy local farm raised organics



Instead of defining organic, lets define food security

The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”.


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Hunger in the United States

Three years after the onset of the financial and economic crisis, hunger remains high in the United States. The financial and economic crisis that erupted in 2008 caused a dramatic increase in hunger in the United States. This high level of hunger continues in 2010, according to the latest government report (with the most recent statistics) released in September 2011 (Coleman-Jensen 2011).

  • In 2010, 17.2 million households, 14.5 percent of households (approximately one in seven), were food insecure, the highest number ever recorded in the United States 1 (Coleman-Jensen 2011, p. v.) 
  • In 2010, about one-third of food-insecure households (6.7 million households, or 5.4 percent of all U.S. households) had very low food security (compared with 4.7 million households (4.1 percent) in 2007. In households with very low food security, the food intake of some household members was reduced, and their normal eating patterns were disrupted because of the household’s food insecurity (Coleman-Jensen 2011, p. v., Nord  2009, p. iii.) . 
  • In 2010, children were food insecure at times during the year in 9.8 percent of households with children (3.9 million households.) In one percent of households with children,one or more of the children experienced the most severe food-insecure condition measured by USDA, very low food security, in which meals were irregular and food intake was below levels considered adequate by caregivers (Coleman-Jensen 2011, p. vi).
  • The median [a type of average] food-secure household spent 27 percent more on food than the median food-insecure household of the same size and household composition (Coleman-Jensen 2011, p. vi)..
  • Background: The United States changed the name of its definitions in 2006 that eliminated references to hunger, keeping various categories of food insecurity.  This did not represent a change in what was measured.  Very low food insecurity (described as food insecurity with hunger prior to 2006) means that, at times during the year, the food intake of household members was reduced and their normal eating patterns were disrupted because the household lacked money and other resources for food. This means that people were hungry ( in the sense of "the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food" [Oxford English Dictionary 1971] for days each year (Nord 2009 p. iii-iv.).


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Posted: 8/3/2012 1:20:55 PM
Really BMA, shut the darn up.....
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