01/11/2013 02:16:00 PMJim Offner
The best marketing plan for the multibillion dollar organic industry is to start testing organic crops and livestock in the field. That way consumers will know they're getting their money's worth when they pay organic premiums. In the absence of testing (see for instance Federal Register Volume 77, Number 218, Friday, November 9, 2012, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-11-09/html/2012-27378.htm) the organic industry will remain questionable in its claims of being purer, more nutritious and sustainable.
Mischa, what is it with you? did not get a red bike when you where 5 years old?
As a matter of fact John, I had a red five speed, but I didn't get it until I was 10. But could you please explain the relevance of this? I'm confused as to how this relates the the USDA's own admittance that there is currently no organic testing and their plan to finally implement organic testing to prevent fraud and gross negligence.