I received this email earlier and felt the need to share. Organics are highly important to me, and I feel that those dependent upon them (chemically sensitive) are getting shafted here. Please join me and feel free to share, pass along this post on Twitter, anything to help!
Thank you for signing the petition, “Organic Fish Must Meet Organic Standards!” As you know, it is critical that we maintain high standards for the organic label in the U.S.
Unfortunately, bureaucrats at the National Organics Standards Board in Washington don’t think the organic label is all that important. On Thursday, they recommended to the USDA that fish be labeled ‘organic’ – even if they’ve been fed fishmeal that contains mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or other toxins.
Not only did the board recommend toxic fish be sold under the organic label, but they also recommend labeling fish organic if it is raised in open ocean net pens – a practice that is highly polluting and harms the wild fish supply and health of our oceans.
I am disappointed in the board’s decision. But there is still time to speak out and express outrage at this decision to the USDA and to the next Administration that will be walking in the door in a couple of months. Please take a moment today and stand up for environmentally friendly, toxin-free organic standards for fish »
| Thanks for taking action!
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