This article promotes antibiotics under the label "organic", claiming that would
be a practical move.
That's OK if the organic label is changed to "60% organic" but otherwise it is
another dupe of the organic consumer. Farmers and pharma industries want
the profit of "organic" but do not want to be "organic".
There is a parallel here with organic method beekeepers, whom I studied avidly.
They were not affected by the 'bee colony collapse disorder' epidemic. How is
that? They let their diseased hives die, or run their course of disease. They
resist the quick fix of antibiotics and other hive pharmaceuticals that have
weakened the usual commercial bee. The result is strong organic hives.
"Antibiotic" is actually a misnomer. It NOT all about fighting bacterial infection.
The poisoning of "antibiotics" increases the metabolism of livestock (chickens,
pigs, cattle) and speeds tissue growth, egg laying, and increases production,
weight at the market scale.
This means greater profit, however, the profit only appears when the consumer
is prevented from knowing of the increased disease in these animal populations
and prevented from knowing of the increased disease in the consumer
population. Essentially this means poisoning the farm, with pseudo-journalists
Organic standards are already subverted. Labeling in general is already
subverted and there is also the gross subversion by labeling exemptions given
to various food industries and processing industries.
On Wed, 1 Sep 2010 21:59:38 -0500, Phil Gasper <[log in to unmask]>
>http://www.inthesetimes.com/main/article/6330/ The Cruel Irony of Organic
>Standards By Terry J. AllenAugust 31, 2010
>The triumph of purist ideology over compassion and science means suffering
>and death for organic farm animals across America.
>A few weeks later, another calf started to fail. Too weak to suck, Jordan
>let milk from the bottle leak into my hand as I cupped her head. The farmer
>weighed his options, and muttering in frustration and anger, reached for the
>antibiotics and the phone. He injected the calf and called the organic
>standards regulator to report that Jordan was no longer organic. The next
>morning the calf was back on her feet, but ruined as an organic milker. With
>that one shot, an ethical farmer lost much of his investment in breeding and
>maintaining quality organic stock.