Mischa Popoff is an organic farm inspector who offers an insider’s view on the organic industry and the failure of certification to ensure farm compliance with organic standards.
The processed food industry controls much of what we understand about food and nutrition. The USDA food pyramid promotes subsidized crops over all other food groups. The FDA is charged with protecting the health of the American consumer by ensuring food and drug safety, yet their actions often do more to protect food manufacturers than the public.
The FDA has decided that Americans don’t have the right to choose their own food, so they will choose for us. The USDA is more interested in protecting the rights of corporate seed producers, agribusiness and food producers than the rights of the individual. We are a nation dependent on food that is controlled by very few powerful producers and their lobbyists.
But people are getting fed up with tasteless food poisoned by toxins. The desire to healthy food that led to organic standards was co-opted by industrial agriculture. The standards today have been corrupted and organic certification has become unreliable.