Tell the Organic Trade Association: Cargill and BASF Don't Belong!
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) says it’s dedicated to promoting and protecting organics. But if that’s true, why is the trade group allowing companies like Cargill and BASF to become dues-paying members?
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The OTA states that its goal is to work in conjunction with organic businesses “to encourage and protect organic farming practices, and to share messages about the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products with consumers, the media and policymakers.”
Will BASF and Cargill “encourage and protect organic farming practices?” We don’t think that’s likely. On the contrary, we suspect that by joining OTA, these two promoters of chemical, GMO agriculture and factory farms hope to be able to wield their influence in ways that will erode, not protect, the organic industry.
We’re not entirely surprised that the OTA is cozying up to industrial ag. After all, this is the organization that betrayed organic consumers by lobbying for the DARK Act, the federal law that killed the GMO labeling movement.
Still, we think the OTA needs to hear from consumers that partnering with some of the worst actors in the industrial food and farming system is not OK.
Post by desertwoman on Aug 10, 2018 10:08:27 GMT -5
Thanks kimm. I signed the petition though I heavily edited the form letter . Way too long, with far too many details for average signers. It is known that petition signing is more effective when it is in the signers own words, is short and to the point. I'm glad that long version has been sent to them, but most of us can send them short notes.
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