Industry Watchdog Reinforces Call for New Leadership at USDA National Organic Program

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(Excerpt from Cornucopia)

Read Cornucopia’s letter to USDA Secretary Perdue.]

“Non-organic corn and soy, labeled as organic, are flooding U.S. ports, undercutting legitimate U.S. organic farmers, due to the USDA’s negligence. The organic industry’s most aggressive industry watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, reinforced their call for USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to correct the chronic pattern of gross corruption at the National Organic Program (NOP) by replacing the incompetent management.

Cornucopia’s letter to Perdue follows the release of a new investigation by The Washington Post documenting massive shipments of fraudulent organic grains entering the U.S. from China and Eastern Europe. The May 13 article, The labels said ‘organic.’ But these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren’t, details how easy it has been for exporters to sell gross amounts of fraudulent “organic” commodities to U.S. markets.”

To read the entire article, please click on:  https://www.cornucopia.org/2017/05/washington-post-investigative-report-uncovers-massive-fraud-organic-grain-imports/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7.1.17&utm_campaign=WAPost

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