It has recently come to light that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is allowing businesses to claim their foods and products are organic, without penalty, when clearly they are not:
When you pay extra for organic food, don’t you think you should be getting actual organic food?
Shouldn’t those of us who, for medical reasons, require our diet to be as free of toxic chemicals as is possible (this requires a whole other post), be assured that when we buy something that is certified organic, that it actually is organic and not full of pesticides?
Shouldn’t a taxpayer funded federal agency be protecting citizen health by making sure our food is safe and accurately labelled instead of protecting industry profits?
Pesticide drift and deliberate pesticide applications are totally unacceptable and preventable with proper regulations and enforcement of regulations.
Time to call and write our MPs to let them know that is totally unacceptable for the CFIA to allow companies to deliberately mislead us into believing their foods and products are grown without pesticides and then get off without serious penalties. They should be heavily penalized and prohibited from using organic labels in the future!