For some reason, my message did not post. My response was that "organic" does not equal non-GMO (genetically manufactured organism).
For instance, most "organic" eggs and poultry products are raised in a certified-organic environment: no steroids; no antibiotics; organic feed; etc. However; the livestock are cloned animals. The same is true with beef, dairy products, and agricultural crops. "Organic" only means that the manner in which the livestock or crops are raised can be certified to meet a specific criteria that excludes chemical fertilizers, vaccines, artificially enhanced feed, etc.. Hope this helps you.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 17, 2007 -- The Cornucopia Institute applauds a vote by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to reject the use of cloned animals and their offspring in the production of organic food. The NOSB, an expert advisory panel to the USDA's National Organic Program, took the action during their spring meeting in Washington, DC.
Although the decision above was reached this year, it should be understood that the standard was not in effect until the measure was adopted and that it will take quite some time to implement the measure via inspections and documentation.
This was mentioned during an interview on the Dianne Rehm show (NPR) back in July. The topic was GMO's and the FDA failure to regulate them.
It's a wonderful decision, without a doubt, but I know several organic agriculturalists in our neck of the woods. They purchase their chicks or calves from wholesale lots (which, at the time, met organic standards) where the majority of the animals were clones or clone-offpring. They raised their animals according to the NOSB guidelines which made their products and by-products "Organic."
How and when the changes in the guidelines will be enforced remains to be seen. Hopefully, it will be yesterday. Once the GMO's get into the general populations (Monsanto, etc.), it's impossible to weed (no pun intended) them out of the gene pools.