October 8, 2005 – Front Page News

Saturday readers of the Des Moines register woke up to this picture above the fold on the front page. wende

Wende is the founder of Wholesome Harvest Organic Meats (of which I serve on the Board of Directors). The article focused on the booming organic market and the loss of even this niche market to oversees organic producers. American taxpayers have chosen to subsidize conventional growers while other countries have chosen to subsidize organic farmers. I’ve always thought it was backward that organic farmers have to certified by a third-party NOT to apply toxic and cancerous chemicals to growing food plants. You’d think we’d want to tightly control those using those chemicals, not those not using them.