provide a refuge from the toxins, synthetics, and chemically processed ingredients that masquerade as food in the conventional food supply.
Through corruption at the USDA some questionable 'nutrient' ingredientsproduced by Martek Biosciences Corporations (DHA/ARA oils from algae and soil fungus) have illegally found their way into organic foods, including organic infant formula, baby food and milk. And they are making some children very sick.
The corporations whose profits depend on these untested and unnecessary novel ingredients have launched a full-blown lobbying effort to chip away at the integrity of the organic label.
Not only have they convinced the USDA not to enforce the law (current federal standards prohibit these materials in organics), corporate lobbyists are now pressuring the National Organic Standards Board to adopt new rules that would open the door to these additives, and hundreds of others like them.
We cannot allow these powerful corporations to water down the organic label.
1. Watch the latest 4-minute video from , which shows the importance of ensuring that suspect and unproven 'nutrient' additives like Martek's DHA and ARA oils stay out of organics. http://www.cornucopia.org/2011/04/infant-health-at-risk-corporations-polluting-organic-food/
2. And sign Cornucopias petition asking for immediate enforcement action that would rid the organic marketplace of unnecessary, untested, non-organically produced ingredients. http://www.cornucopia.org/ban-bogus-synthetic-additives-in-organics/
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