Having trouble figuring out which personal care and cleaning products are actually organic? Not sure how to distinguish fake “organic” mattresses from the real things?
Wondering if those “organic dry cleaning” claims are real?
You’re not alone. Unlike food, which has to be certified to USDA organic standards in order to be labeled “organic,” non-food products often come with labels and/or advertising claims that falsely claim, or imply, organic.
Ironically, the USDA National Organic Program doesn’t enforce against most of these false “organic” claims on personal care or textile products.
We want the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which has launched an investigation into organic fraud, to clean up this confusing mess. After all, the FTC’s job is to “prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers.”
TAKE ACTION: Deadline Dec. 1: Tell the FTC to Stop Organic Fraud! Read more