The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) is proposing to delay compliance with National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) recommendations that disallow non-essential synthetic vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in organic. An interim rule advanced by NOP will permit the continued illegal use of these synthetic nutrients in organic foods, which was allowed by a previous administration without the legally required NOSB ruling. Let the USDA know that you do not want synthetic ingredients in you and your family’s organic food by clicking here and adding a comment.
An educated shopper in North Carolina has uncovered Whole Foods Market’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on “conventional” produce that may or may not be grown in sewage sludge. People have a right to know if the food they are buying is grown in human excrement and industrial waste. Sludge has been shown to contain toxic substances and other contaminants such as flame retardants (a carcinogen), pharmaceutical residues, endocrine disruptors, phthalates, industrial solvents, metals, and much more. Let’s demand that Whole Foods institute a company-wide transparency policy about fruits and vegetables grown in sewage sludge.
It is beyond heartbreaking that 20 innocent children and 6 inspiring adults lost their lives this past week. This is the 16th mass shooting in our nation this year. Many NRA members are parents. And none of us want to live in a nation where children are gunned down. Now is the time for the NRA and for Congress to step up and start proposing laws that protect children and all people. Sign an open letter to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and to Congress urging them to stop blocking common sense gun regulations that protect all of our families.