The San Francisco Chronicle profiled a local organic dairy farmer on Friday, and bemoaned his sad fate. California dairy processing plants have to pay a fixed amount into a state-controlled fund designed to protect them in lean times. The organic milk industry, it seems, is subject to the same rules as everyone else, and the pain of competing on a level playing field has them steamed. The FDA is expected to decide soon whether it will continue treating organic dairies like everyone else. If the status quo prevails, this may be the next battleground for activists opposed to industrial agriculture. It’s also worth noting that the dairy profiled in the Chronicle article has its own web site, which directs consumers to petitions demanding the eradication of genetically improved foods.
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