Organic Ag Full of Crap


Organic agriculture has a dirty little secret.

Waste from factory farms, or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) callsthem, is being used and marketed as an “organic” fertilizer.

That’s a problem, because factory farm waste is contaminated with hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, disease organisms, heavy metals and other undesirable substances, including some disease-causing agents, such ase.g.Salmonella and E. coli bacteria, that may survive the composting process.

Fortunately, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is discussing plans to address the problem. We need your help to convince the NOSB that factory farm waste should be banned from organics.

TAKE ACTION: Deadline April 7: Tell the National Organic Standards Board: Get factory farm waste out of organic!

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