Trump’s USDA Is Killing Rules That Organic Food Makers Want

Several longtime participants in the organic industry say the Trump administration is accelerating a process that was already under way, as big corporations have sought to co-opt the marketing power but not the spirit of organic. Mark Kastel, co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute, an advocacy group that investigates abuses within the organic industry, said the problem isn’t so much the size of an operation as the intent of its owners.

“These aren’t matters of corporate scale,” he said. “They are matters of corporate ethics.”

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Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.