The USDA’s Unexpected Decision on Organic Foods
The integrity of our organic food supply is facing a new challenge. Recent findings suggest that the boundaries of what we consider “organic” might be shifting in ways we hadn’t anticipated.
USDA’s New Stance on GE Vaccines
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made a surprising move. According to the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA), the USDA and other organic certifiers are considering the inclusion of genetically engineered (GE) vaccines in organic food production. This decision, made by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) in 2019, allows for the use of vaccines produced through genetic modification in organic food production, but only if no equivalent vaccine is commercially available.
Questions About Organic Standards
While the NOSB’s decision might seem reasonable on the surface, the OrganicEye, an industry watchdog, has raised concerns. They’ve found that some USDA-certified organic producers might already be using these GE vaccines in their livestock, a move that diverges from traditional organic farming principles.
The Influence of Large Agricultural Corporations
It appears that large agricultural corporations, often referred to as “Big Ag,” might be influencing the organic industry. Their push for more flexible organic standards could lead to a shift in how we define “clean” and “natural” food production. The potential introduction of mRNA veterinary vaccines further complicates the situation.
mRNA Vaccines and Their Implications
Dr. Robert Malone, a pioneer in the field of mRNA and DNA vaccines, has revealed that companies, including BioNTech and Bayer, have been developing mRNA vaccines for animals. These cutting-edge vaccines are now ready for public release. If the NOSB approves these GE and GMO vaccines, it could reshape the landscape of the organic market.
Organic Agriculture and Its Principles
True organic agriculture, as highlighted by ANH-USA, typically requires fewer vaccines than large-scale factory farms. Factory farms often house animals in confined spaces and feed them diets they aren’t naturally adapted to, leading to weakened immune systems and a greater reliance on veterinary pharmaceuticals.
Potential Impact on Organic Labeling
The use of new vaccines, especially GE and GMO ones, could challenge the integrity of organic labeling. This might make it difficult for consumers to differentiate between products from farms that adhere to traditional organic practices and those that don’t.
The definition and standards of organic farming are evolving. As consumers and advocates of organic products, it’s essential to stay informed and understand the implications of these changes on our food supply.