Could proposed rules by the FDA end up shutting down organic farms nationwide if they don’t abandon their all-natural practices?
That’s what the head of an organization that supports independent family farms believes, and it’s the subject of this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio.
As you may know, the FDA released its original proposed rules for organic farms in 2013 – and farmers went ballistic. The FDA then revised its proposal in September 2014, but the new proposed rules are just as bad, says Judith McGeary, the executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, who tells us how the government’s rules will impact farmers from coast to coast.
- How traditional manure and composting practices still could be banned.
- How time-tested groundwater methods could be outlawed.
- How farmers with livestock on their property could be dramatically impacted.
The good news? Supporters of organic farms can speak up – but the clock is ticking, and the deadline is Monday (Dec. 15). Listen as Judith tell us why we should be outraged and what we can do.