Keep Organic Foods ORGANIC


Dear Friends,

Did you know the food industry is busy lobbying Congress to change the law so that artificial ingredients can be included in foods labeled "organic"?

Tell Congress that you donít want to buy "organic" food made with chemically-derived ingredients!
In the past, you've demonstrated concern for what you eat by signing petitions supporting organic and sustainably farmed foods. That's why I thought you'd be interested to hear what's happening these days in Congress.

Did you know that big food manufacturers such as Kraft are lobbying to change the law so that artificial ingredients can be included in foods labeled "100% organic"? Tell Congress not to weaken this law!

I bet you're wondering why they can't just leave well enough alone. In a word -- profit. Food companies know that educated consumers care about what they eat and are willing to pay more for healthy products that carry the "organic" label.

Cynically, the industry is claiming that consumers do not care about the use of artificial ingredients in food products labeled "organic" and are trying to slip this change into the law without any public input whatsoever. But U.S. consumers definitely do care! A recent nationwide survey by the nonpartisan watchdog group Consumers Union found that an overwhelming 85% of Americans said they do not expect food labeled as "organic" to contain artificial ingredients.

Now, it's imperative that we make sure the public's voice is heard - and not simply that of big business. But we must act quickly - Congress is expected to take up this issue next week.

Tell Congress that "organic" should mean exactly that - no artificial ingredients allowed!

Thank you for taking action today!

[]  - Dawn Sanders
Care2 and ThePetitionSite team