Consulting and expert testimony
For many Americans, owning a business is their own personal realization of the American dream. But I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have heard of honest, hard-working farmers and other business people whose dreams have been dashed when they face frivolous or mischievous litigation by overzealous organic activists.
I have provided expert testimony in such cases in which organic activists overstepped the bounds of the very rules they helped write (the USDA NOP).
And no one – not anyone in the courts, in the halls of power or in the media – was even aware this was happening.
If left unchecked, such actions will corrupt our justice system. But of far greater urgency is the fact that it denies Americans the right to earn a living the way they choose according to the letter of the law.
I was born and raised on an organic grain farm, and remain an ardent supporter of organic farming. But organic farming is not a viable replacement for modern, industrial agriculture, and we cannot stand idly by while urban organic activists who've never worked a day on a farm make life difficult, and in some cases impossible, for honest, hard-working farmers who simply want to make use of the best technology science has to offer.
If you or someone you know - whether a farmer or any type of business person - is being challenged by overzealous organic activists, drop me a line. I'm here to help you.
Mischa Popoff, B.A. (Hons.) U. of S.
USDA-contract, IOIA-trained Organic Inspector
Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute
Research Associate for The Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Author of Is it Organic?
The inside story of the organic industry
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