Tuesday, September 7, 2010

When Organic Isn't Organic

When I pull foods from the grocery shelves and meat coolers, if the package is clearly labeled, "organic", well....I expect that product to be organic.

Shouldn't that be obvious?

Not so, according to the Consumer Reports Health Blog. Read this regarding new proposed standards for Canadian seafood:

A group of more than 40 organizations, including our publisher, Consumers Union, came out hard against a set of proposed standards for organic Canadian seafood this week. The proposals would allow an organic label to be slapped on fish that comes from farms that use antibiotics and feed their fish up to 30 percent nonorganic food—including fish from the wild that could easily contain mercury and PCBs, according to a letter from the groups.

You can read the entire post here.

Hm. Something fishy is going over there........

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