USDA Redefines 'Organic' to Maximize Profits for Agribusiness
Susanne Posel, Contributor
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Cornucopia Institute (CI), a watchdog group that focuses on the American agricultural industry, has accused the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) over a federal governmental panel that decides what is considered “organic” and the federal insiders that are using the USDA to further their alternative agenda.
CI has released a document called The Organic Watergate , wherein they claim the USDA’s Natural Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is staffing their agency with employees that have corporate ties to nefarious multi-nationals.
Congress enabled the NOSB with statutory power when they passed the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990.
At the Savannah meeting a giant Dutch-based multi-national corporation, Royal DSM N.V./Martek Biosciences, aligned with the nation’s largest dairy processor, Dean Foods, to force approval of DHA/ARA synthetic nutrient oils. The additives, created from genetically mutated algae and soil fungus, are processed with petrochemical solvents, grown in genetically engineered corn, and formulated for use in infant formula, dairy and other products with a myriad of other unregulated synthetic ingredients.CONTINUE: [link to www.activistpost.com]