It's no secret that Big Food is buying up small organic food producers because such 'labels' sell to consumers who are hungry for organically produced foods without chemicals, additives, pesticides, fungicides and chemical fertilizers. But Big Food also controls the food industry and many of these products are not only dangerous but outright frauds. Unfortunately, only the government has the power to decide what is organic and what isn't organic. Of course, the government is captive of the very industry it regulates so regulating food production never results in a safer food supply.
Last December, the U.S. National Organic Standards Board, an expert panel that advise the USDA Secretary on organic matters, narrowly approved Martek Biosciences Corporation's petition to allow the use of their genetically modified soil fungus and algae as nutritional supplements in organic food....The Cornucopia Institute investigated Martek's patent and safety filings at the FDA, and discovered that the product also contains synthetic chemicals, stabilizers, carriers, and some of the ingredients are also genetically modified. (As it turns out, some of their products were developed by Monsanto before Martek bought the technical rights.) Martek's formulated oils are added to "organic" milk, infant formula, and a number of different foods.
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