Factory Farm Dairy Feedlots from Labeling Their Products as "USDA
Petition to USDA
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pressure from big agribusiness, the USDA is deliberately refusing
to take action against factory farms who are unethically selling
their products as "organic." This blatant labeling fraud
is compounded by a loophole in federal organic regulations that
is allowing unscrupulous organic dairy farms to import young calves
from non-organic conventional farms (where the animals have
been weaned on cow blood, injected or medicated with antibiotics,
and fed genetically engineered corn, soybeans and cotton seeds,
laced with slaughterhouse waste and tainted animal fats).
These confinement and feeding practices are inhumane, unhealthy,
environmentally unsustainable, and unfair to genuine organic farmers,
who follow strict organic principles on pasture access and animal
feed, and do not import animals into their herds from conventional
Petition to USDA
DOES YOUR ORGANIC MILK
photo of cows "grazing" at an "organic"
of cows grazing at
an organic family farm.
of the factory farms that currently confine thousands of cows
in close quarters are operated by leading organic dairies
such as Dean Foods (Horizon Organic) and Aurora Organic Dairy
(producer of store brand organic milk to chains such as Wild
Oats, and supplier to Horizon).
On November 16, in Washington, DC, organic consumer and farm representatives
will attend the National
Organic Standards Board meeting to urge the USDA to stop allowing
giant intensive confinement dairy feedlots to illegally market
their milk as "organic." The OCA will be presenting
a petition with thousands of signatures:
may also send individually written letters and emails to:
USDA Secretary Mike Johanns, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Whitten
Building Suite 200A, Washington, DC 20250, firstname.lastname@example.org)
this alert to friends and colleagues by clicking here!
regarding this issue: Craig @ organicconsumers.org
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