Last week, we discussed the USDA’s preview of a proposed rule to fight organic fraudulent organic imported grains. Now that proposed rule has been officially published in the Federal Registrar.Read Article
A fifth farmer has pleaded guilty in a massive organic grain fraud case that involved at least $140 million in sales.Read Article
A second Missouri man has been charged for selling fraudulent “organic” grains, which made their way throughout the entire country.Read Article
Proposed instructions on how to crack down on fraudulent organic grains from abroad may not be not strong enough to protect the integrity of organic.Read Article
The USDA has told the National Organic Standards Board to make recommendations about ways to crack down on organic fraud. Meanwhile, the Cornucopia Institute has filed its own formal petition with ways to improve import scrutiny.
The serious issue of fraudulent organic grains from abroad has gotten the attention of Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).Read Article
The Washington Post gives 5 key points as to why it is so challenging to enforce organic across the global supply chain.Read Article
A Canadian supplier of chicken has been charged for fraudulently labeling its products as certified organic when it was conventional.Read Article