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Take Action - to Protect The integrity of Organic Standards

From the Organic Consumers Association
Posted 03/07/2003

On February 13th Congress passed an Omnibus Appropriations Bill which overturned USDA regulations requiring all organic livestock to be fed 100% organic feed.

Bills have been introduced to repeal this rider in the Senate (S. 457) by Senators Leahy (D-VT) and Snowe (R-ME) and in the House by Representatives Farr (D-CA) and Kind (D-WI) (H.R. 955). Both of these bills are called the Organic Restoration Act.

Because of massive support from constituents many Senators and Representatives from both sides of the aisle have joined to cosponsor these needed bills to repeal the Section 771 of the FY03 Omnibus Bill.

But our work has just begun. It is critical that the calls and emails continue to pour in to assure the passage of these bills in a sweeping fashion to show the industrial agricultural sector that they cannot manipulate the National Organic Standards for their benefit and let these Standards become meaningless.

If you do not see you Senator or Representative listed please call your Senator and Representative and tell them to support the Organic Restoration Act TODAY! Make those calls TODAY!!!

Also let your local health food and grocery know what you are doing. Tell them to carry NO products by Fieldale Farms, the company in GA that instigated this movement to gut the organic livestock feed standards. They also produce poultry under the Springer Mountain Farms and Redding labels.

You can also make sure that our numbers continue to grow and stop such insidious legislation from ever being considered by helping the OCA expand it's network of dedicated organic activist from 400,000 to 2 million by 2005. Email me (info@organicconsumers.org) to find how you can help.

STAY TUNED TO OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND SPREAD THIS WORD FAR AND WIDE!!!

Tom Taylor Field Organizer Organic Consumers Association info@organicconsumers.org Tel: 612-331-7309