Author Topic: Soooo, You Buy Organic?  (Read 1736 times)

Offline Solar

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Soooo, You Buy Organic?
« on: December 27, 2018, 12:23:47 PM »
Not necessarily, even when the label claims it is.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) —  Prosecutors say thousands of individuals and businesses were victims of a large-scale scheme in which ordinary corn and soybeans were fraudulently marketed nationwide as "certified organic."

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, said in a filing Wednesday that potentially "tens of thousands" were defrauded by Randy Constant and his associates into paying a premium for products that they didn't want.

Constant, of Chillicothe, Missouri, and three others have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Constant, who owned an Iowa grain brokerage, acknowledged that he sold $142 million worth of corn, soybeans and wheat over a 7 1/2 year period that wasn't organic despite his representations.

Constant was aware that most of his product was grown using non-organic methods. The buyers included companies who processed the grain into other products that were marketed as organic.

https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/us-says-thousands-were-victims-of-organic-grain-fraud-scheme
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Re: Soooo, You Buy Organic?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 08:56:19 PM »
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Re: Soooo, You Buy Organic?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 09:44:24 PM »
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Hmm...

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Re: Soooo, You Buy Organic?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 09:51:32 PM »
To me, it seems like organic has no taste.
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