I read over on TreeHugger that the USDA did indeed lower organic standards. I had really, really been hoping that this would not happen. Calling something organic isn’t supposed to just be about the money, even if that is the advantage the corporations get out of it. It’s about how it’s produced.
So products that are not fully organically produced now having an easier time being labeled USDA Organic is really annoying to me. It means it is now harder to figure out if something is really organic.
There is just a tiny bit of hope. Due to the outcry, the comment period has been reopened for 60 days. Here’s a link with information on how you can comment. Just take a few minutes and participate.