from our friends at the Cornucopia Institute:
Message to Obama: Please Fix the USDA’s Organic Mess
Overhaul of Management and Culture Needed
Appointment of Kathleen Merrigan as Deputy Secretary: First Sign of “Change”
Cornucopia, WI – President Obama and new USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack are being urged to take immediate action to repair the USDA’s increasingly dysfunctional National Organic Program (NOP). Suspect imports of grains, nuts, and vegetables from China and other countries, questionable organic milk, beef, and eggs from giant factory farms, and the erosion of opportunity for family farmers are plaguing the organic sector... click to read this article in full.