Is it ORGANIC?
Some people won't like this book, but you will
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Is it Organic?
Here's a response to the charges against my work...
Cornucopia claims to support random testing in addition to farm inspections and audits of record-keeping. Why do you still disagree with them? Because, in response to the desires of their backers, Cornucopia only wants spot testing and wants to keep the whole organic bureaucracy intact. Can you say "Boondoggle"?
We need to move as quickly as possible to routine,unannounced field testing as a replacement to all organic certification bureaucracy. Field testing will cost one-tenth what the current top-heavy system costs.
We all know it doesn't matter what someone writes down on paper; all that matters is the results of a lab test. That's why President Clinton and the American Consumers Union tried to institute routine,unannounced field testing back in 1997. But, sadly, the concept was lobbied into oblivion by individuals like George Soros, George Siemon and by organizations like Cornucopia.
Being organic is no longer about farming fields. It’s about filling forms.
Your taxes underwrite this marketing subterfuge and help drive a stake into the heart of the most efficient food system ever known. Who’s behind this? You’ll be surprised.
Organic farming began in England as a Christian movement. Organic farmers in the United States and Canada overwhelmingly identify as conservatives, and until 1997 their industry actually had a sound scientific basis, subject to free-market rules with no government interference. But you’ll never hear about that from the pro-organic media, or about the key role Presidents H.W. and G.W. Bush played in vaulting organics from hippie movement to multi-billion-dollar industry.
Is it Organic? is a tell-all history by an industry insider who saw too much to keep quiet. Organics can get back to basics by producing food using age-old methods like natural composting, or it can be ruled by banality, fraud and eco-politics.
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Mischa Popoff, B.A. (Hons.) U. of S. and USDA-contract IOIA Organic Inspector
Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute
Research Associate for The Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Is it Organic?