Barbara H. Peterson on September 13th, 2013

End of summer sale – 50% off all packs of Organic Heirloom seeds.

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Barbara H. Peterson on August 13th, 2013

Feed brokers exempt from organic certification. Therefore, there is no guarantee that organic feed is not commingled with non-organic feed or contaminated.

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Barbara H. Peterson on July 19th, 2013

As Farm Wars’ readers know, I do not advertise anything for personal profit. I chose to become an affiliate with Heirloom Organics in order to provide good quality, organic Heirloom seeds to my readers, and use any proceeds to keep the site running without anyone spending a penny more for their purchase to do so, making it easy to stock up on organic Heirloom seeds and support Farm Wars at the same time. Just pick your seeds, add them to the shopping cart, and the 30% discount will be calculated. This sale ends on July 31!

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Barbara H. Peterson on June 29th, 2013

I have kept my eye on the Green Polkadot Box, a company promoted by Natural News, the Organic Consumers Association, and the Institute of Responsible Technology, hoping that this company would live up to the hype and start ridding itself of products such as Hain Celestials and Tom’s of Maine, which is now owned by Colgate-Palmolive. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

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Hain Celestials has been caught mislabeling its “organic” products. Not only that, but Celestial Seasonings tea, which is so popular and “healthy?” Well, hold onto your hats…. It has been found to be laden with pesticides and known carcinogens, well above FDA standards.

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Barbara H. Peterson on April 21st, 2013

It seems that “organic” does not mean “safe from tampering.” What sorts of “business interruptions” justify using non-organically produced annual seeds? I’m willing to bet that the dramatic effects on crops due to drought from climate change easily warrant such activity, under this clause; however, I just as easily would bet that it could mean anything in a court of law, from a lack of staff or machinery issues to financial losses in a particular quarter. As vague as it is, a “business interruption,” could be any problem a corporation faces in making duplicated or better profits from year to year. This is apparently a fully exploitable loophole. Let’s look at it all in a bit more detail…

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