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Lying Labels, No Response

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Fraudulent organics are flooding US shores and coming to a grocery store near you. The USDA response: crickets. Action Alert!

Earlier this year, we reported that millions of bushels of soy and corn imported to the US were fraudulently sold as organic. News reports singled out ETKO, a Turkish organic certifier, as a major source of fraud. ETKO has been decertified in other countries, but the USDA continues to give it a pass.

Now, the Washington Post has reported that 36 million pounds of soybeans arrived in California via Ukraine and Turkey and was falsely labeled “organic.” Most of the grain and soy was destined to feed animals that produce organic milk, eggs, and meat.

Nevertheless, the USDA continues to bury its head in the sand. Despite the fact that half of organic soy and corn is imported and therefore susceptible to these ongoing problems, the USDA says that their system for ensuring the integrity of organic imports is “robust.” To date, the agency has issued no major sanctions for fraudulent imported grain.

The problem could be much more widespread. Products from China imported and sold as organic in the US might not meet USDA organic standards. Testing showed that 37% of samples from Chinese organic farms had more than just traces of pesticide residue.

Most Americans would be shocked to know that the USDA outsources its foreign inspections to third party companies or foreign regulators. Clearly, this is an issue. Different testing criteria can cause large fluctuations in results such that any farm can be made to look organic.

This isn’t just a problem for consumers; the fraudulent organic imports are undercutting US organic farmers and making it more difficult to sell legitimate organic products. Should those farmers be driven out of business by fake organics, there will be little to no confidence that what you purchase at the market as “organic” will be what it claims to be.

Send a message to the USDA, telling them to clean up their act and protect American farmers and consumers.

Action Alert! Write to the USDA and tell them to investigate the supposedly “organic” grain coming from certifiers who are known to be fraudulent, and from major exporters like Ukraine and Turkey that are suspected of widespread fraud. Please send your message immediately.

 

Other articles in this week’s Pulse of Natural Health:

Pharma Finding New Ways to Kill Us

Orwellian Medicine on the Horizon

FDA Committee Sides With Big Pharma…Again

 

 

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  • Marilyn Blake

    I learned something! I did not know that the term “crickets” meant absolute silence or no response.

    • Lifeonerth

      Yes, because it is so silent that all you can hear is the crickets chirping.

      • Marilyn Blake

        Being a country girl, we can always hear the crickets chirping in the evenings… no industry or traffic to interfere. But, now that I am old and hearing impaired, much of the world has been silenced. Birds singing, frogs croaking, crickets chirping, people talking.

  • Erin S. Bailey

    There was no copy of the proposed letter. I will not sign something I cannot read myself. And I REALLY wanted to add my name! Please do better than this!

    • Lifeonerth

      I had a letter that I was able to edit when I signed. ANH always does so. Perhaps you just experienced a bug.

  • disqus_juHICnoWaX

    The problem is that if you tell the USDA and Congress to investigate fake organics, the pro-Pharma lobbyists and lawmakers are so corrupt that they will use it as a reason to create a bill that “regulates” organics and non-gmo labels, perhaps to the point where it becomes so expensive to qualify something as “Non-GMO” and “organic” that the independents cannot afford to do it anymore. Government simply needs to be gutted and shrunk, inclusive of the FDA. You can thank the globalists for all this crap, and the last 4 Presidential Admins: Bush Sr – Clinton – Bush – Obama. All loyal globalists. This issue is MUCH deeper than it appears or that many are willing to admit to themselves. If you connect the dots and follow it down the rabbit hole, it will also lead you to all of the faux climate bills that ALL include chemtrails and geoengineering. Look up Harvard’s “Solar Geoengineering Program” and “Rhode Island House Bill 6011” – your state likely has one too! WE are ALL in trying times. Despite it being inconvenient for all of us, we MUST start telling Government to butt OUT of our lives and STOP feeding us chemicals, in our foods, skies, vaccines and in the air we breathe. We NEVER elected anyone to play GOD with our lives. Have any of them asked YOU if it’s okay to put chemicals in your air, soil, food and vaccines? Start calling your local reps and Senators today.