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Lisa Marie
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 2:18 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Please consider signing quickly against this sneak attack: (go here to read more:
http://www.organicconsumers.org/sos.cfm)

ALERT: INDUSTRY SNEAK ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS- USDA ANNOUNCES BRIEF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

The USDA has announced a very short public comment period (ends May 12, 2006) on a proposal to amend the National Organic Program (read the proposal here) in a manner that would weaken organic standards. The USDA's actions were requested by a very small handful of Republican members of Congress. Take action now and tell the USDA you support strong organic standards!

In late 2005, despite receiving over 350,000 letters and phone calls from OCA members and the organic community, Republican leaders in Congress attached a rider to the 2006 Agricultural Appropriations Bill to weaken the nation's organic food standards in response to pressure from large-scale food manufacturers.

Go here to sign:

http://www.organicconsumers.org/sos.cfm
5/10/2006

Written and edited by Craig Minowa and Ronnie Cummins

IN THIS ISSUE

ALERT: STOP THE USDA’S LATEST SNEAK ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS
ALERT: FREE THOUSANDS OF AMERICA’S ORGANIC COWS FROM INTENSIVE CONFINEMENT
HORIZON AND AURORA BANNED IN CO-OPS
PROTEST STARBUCKS
DESPITE BIG SODA PR, COMPANIES WON'T BE LEAVING SCHOOLS
BIRD FLU SCARE HITS U.S. - IN A MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE
VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS & THE BIRD FLU PANDEMIC
QUICK TIDBITS

ALERT: STOP THE USDA’S LATEST SNEAK ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, no doubt hoping to limit public controversy, has announced a very short public comment period (ends May 12, 2006) on proposed new federal regulations that will weaken organic standards. USDA’s proposed amendments, supported by grocery store chains and large food corporations, will allow so-called organic dairy feedlots to continuously import calves from conventional farms—where the calves have been weaned on blood, dosed with antibiotics, and fed genetically engineered grains and slaughterhouse waste. USDA’s new rules will also allow over 500 artificial (synthetic) substances in organic processed foods without prior scrutiny and review by the National Organic Standards Board. USDA’s latest efforts are basically an attempt to codify last fall’s controversial “Sneak Attack” in Congress, when industry players and the Organic Trade Association convinced the Republican Party majority to attach a last minute rider to the 2006 Agricultural Appropriations Bill. Take action now and tell the USDA to back off on lowering standards!
http://www.organicconsumers.org/sos.cfm

Please forward to anyone you think will sign and help us. Thank you very much.
Deb A.
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:52 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

click on the word "Action" at the top and scroll down to sign all the petitions.
Anonymous
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 - 8:26 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ein Schloss, Ein Wurst, Ein Kopf !abb

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