Is it ORGANIC?
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Is it Organic?
And the apologists are non-too pleased.
James Cooper, food editor with Examiner.com says that “the most important fact, Popoff emphasizes, is that the organic certification company does not get paid unless you are certified. This leads to certification of many farms that are obviously incompletely prepared for organic farming or are blatantly cheating. Popoff cites a number of examples …. And despite his critical certification reports, all of them were certified!
Surprising to those of us not involved in day-to-day organic farming, Popoff details the royalties that certification companies collect from farmers and producers, explaining where the money really is…. This adds up to a lot of money when the certification company does nothing in particular for that fee. And of course, it encourages the certification of farms regardless of their actual organic status.
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Steve Savage is a scientist (PhD Plant Pathology) with more than thirty yearsof diverse experience with crops and agricultural technologies. Here's what he says about Is it Organic?…
Mischa Popoff is a hard core Organic farming advocate. He still believes in the ideals of the Organic movement that he traces back to the early 18th century at the dawn of the faith-driven founding of modern, Western science. But Mischa is disillusioned about what “Organic” has become since the finalization of the National Organic Program in the US in 2002 and comparable standards around the world. Mischa actually traces this back to the early 20th century when Rudolf Steiner became the key driver of the Organic movement and shifted it to anti-science, Vitalism, and homeopathy as in “Biodynamics.”
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Jay Lehr, Science Director, The Heartland Institute, says...
If you love reading, like science, dislike bureaucracy and fraud, enjoy history and appreciate eccentric genius with a delightful style for describing everything in detail and you're fascinated with the organic food movement, you will enjoy this book as much as I did. It is guaranteed to delight.
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Alan Caruba is the author of Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy. Here's what he says about Is it Organic?…
If you like plain talk and honest outrage, every fact-filled page will prove far more educational than most of the literature about environmentalism, energy, socialism, and agriculture than you will find anywhere. It’s the literary equivalent of a lighted dynamite stick, exciting to read and thrillingly honest, a dangerous book in the best possible way.
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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?