|Posted on Monday, June 25, 2001 - 7:16 pm: || |
Adrienne Samuels of Truth In Labeling just called to report the results of their campaign to stop the California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation from registering AuxiGro as a pesticide for organic produce. The CDPR was scheduled to announce their decision yesterday, but due to letters that the Samuels have been requesting people to write, they have decided to delay their decision until they have a full scale review. The Samuels doubt that they will reject the use of AuxiGro because it must be proven that small amounts of it in treated foods will cause symptoms. However, if you have reacted to some produce and want to share your experience with the CDPR, you can send a fax to fax#916/324-5872 to Branch Chief, Barry Cortez. The phone number is 916/445-4377.
Adrienne suggests that you go back to the grocer to find out where the produce came from. When you get a producer's name please e mail it to Adrienne at AdieOnly@aol.com. She is willing to track down further information about the use of AuxiGro and send it on to the right people. Be aware that there are other pesticides/metabolic primers/fertilizers such as organic fish fertilizers and AuxiGro copycats that may be bothering us.
Here are some things Adrienne suggests we can be doing to help the cause:
1. Complain to your grocers that there aren't enough products offered in the store that do not contain MSG, hydrolyzed protein, autolyzed yeast, modified cornstarch, etc. (write,phone or e mail)
2. Call or write your newspaper and ask why they don't do a story about MSG, sharing yours and others' experiences and some facts to pique their interest.
3. Write, e mail, or phone your legislators with the same information. And remember to tell them you want a response to your complaint. Download info on the various sites to send them, too.
Thanks for your time! We need your help...we are not some vast organization. We are just like you and we are in this fight together. And together, if we just make some time for it, we can make some things really happen, just as DJ. did in the July Woman's Day. Just do it!!!!!!!!! PLEASE.