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Lisa Marie
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 3:46 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ORGANIC CONSUMERS GETTING MILKED: TAKE ACTION TO SAVE ORGANIC STANDARDS
The watchdog group Cornucopia Institute has published a long-awaited report ranking organic dairy companies in the USA, and the facts are rather sobering. The good news is that most organic dairies in the U.S. are following strict organic standards, including giving animals regular access to pasture. The bad news is that several major players in the organic dairy sector are blatantly violating organic standards, with a wink and a nod from the USDA and the industry-controlled Organic Trade Association. Two of the largest organic dairy companies in the nation, Horizon Organic (a subsidiary of Dean Foods); and Aurora Organic, a supplier of private brand name organic milk to Costco, Safeway, Giant and others, who together control 65% of the market, are purchasing the majority of their milk from feedlot dairies where the cows have little or no access to pasture. In addition, a routine practice on these giant dairy feedlots, many with thousands of cows, is to continuously import calves from conventional farms, where animals have been weaned on blood, fed slaughterhouse waste and genetically engineered grains, and injected or dosed with antibiotics. Send a message to the National Organic Program of the USDA to stop the labeling of factory farm milk as "organic." http://www.organicconsumers.org/nosb2.htm


OCA also needs your donations to fight off the billion dollar corporations who are determined to degrade organic standards and dictate what you and I can purchase under the "USDA Organic" label.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/donations.htm
Anonymous
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 - 3:15 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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