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Leader of largest US organic food fraud gets 10-yr term


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#1 Rue Bella

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 06:33 AM

I doubt these are the only growers who have been tempted to cheat because of the higher prices that organic products can bring. Organic produce from China? Do you trust it? Not only organic/non organic - what about all the fake olive oil that is out there?

Food fraud - how much of it is there? Everyone has to eat. With 7+ billion mouths to feed, daily, I shudder to think.

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The farmers grew traditional corn and soybeans, mixed them with a small amount of certified organic grains, and falsely marketed them all as certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Most of the grains were sold as animal feed to companies that marketed organic meat and meat products.

The farmers reaped more than $120 million in proceeds from sales of the tainted grain. The scheme may have involved up to 7 percent of organic corn grown in the U.S. in 2016 and 8 percent of the organic soybeans, prosecutors said.

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#2 D. C. Sessions

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 06:39 AM

I'm careful to avoid stuff marketed as "organic." Too much waste involved.
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