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Organic industry pushes back after allegations of deceptive marketing

| | September 17, 2018
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The Organic Trade Association took out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal Sept. 12 pushing back against what the group called misleading and derogatory attacks on organic food.

An Aug. 5 opinion piece written by Henry Miller was headlined “The Organic Industry Is Lying to You” …. Miller is associated with Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco.

The full page black-and-white ad placed by the Organic Trade Association …. featured a comprehensive detailed list of the hundreds of chemicals prohibited in organic production and processing, with a link for readers to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the list of substances allowed …. in organic production ….

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb followed up on the opinion piece Aug. 7, tweeting that the FDA will soon put out more detailed information on what different terms mean on food packaging, to help consumers best use claims like organic, antibiotic-free and others.


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