Source: The Cornucopia Institute



President Obama and new USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack are being urged to take immediate action to repair the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP).



According to The Cornucopia Institute, suspect imports of grains, nuts and vegetables from China and other countries, questionable organic milk, beef and eggs from giant factory farms, and the erosion of opportunity for family farmers are "plaguing the organic sector."



Consumer demand for organic production has skyrocketed in recent years, propelling organics into an over $20 billion dollar a year business. This has encouraged some large corporations, factory farms, and foreign producers to move into the U.S. organic business