OCA got its start defending Organic Standards. In 1998, when those standards were first being drafted, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wanted to allow genetic engineering, irradiation and toxic sewage sludge in organic production and products.
We said no way. With allied organizations, and help from hundreds of thousands of consumers like you, we mobilized a massive consumer campaign to stop all three. And we won.
Now we may have to do it all over again.
In addition to the USDA’s recent proposal to pretty much let chemical and biotech companies regulate their own GMOs, there’s talk at the agency about allowing gene-editing techniques in organic.
Yes, you heard that right. Under Secretary of Agriculture Greg Ibach floated the idea at a July 17 House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing.
We’ve fought too hard and come too far to give up this fight. With your support, we’ll stop this craziness in its tracks.
Please make a generous donation today to help our campaign to Save Organic Standards. Thank you!