Organic Cheaters Ruin More Than Their Own Reputations

In General Farm News on October 21, 2007 at 1:57 pm

I am horrified and disgusted by an article I read this morning in the Washington Post about the farm that falsely labeled their products “certified organic” and knowingly falsified their slaughter records and who attempted to mislead the public in order to make a buck.

While in theory, I wholeheartedly agree with Joel Salatin and his followers that we should try to achieve “…  an exemption from government intrusion in direct farmer-to-consumer food transaction,” there are reasons that this does not work on a large-scale in the real world.  The Double H Farm in Virginia is a great example of WHY trust and relationships and a small-amount of Big-Brother oversight is essential in ensuring that safe, wholesome, local food WORKS OUT to the benefit of both the consumer and farmer.


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