Foreign organic producers are suspected of fraud. Fake organic products are flowing into the market as more and more people are trying to eat better foods and have overall better diets. There is a lot of demand on organic foods that the USA is going to different countries for imports. And these foreign producers may not be as organic as they say they are.
- Fresh organic foods are becoming so popular that consumer demand is exceeding the domestic supply. Therefore, the U.S. has been forced to look for organic foods elsewhere.
- While organic farmers welcome high-quality natural imports, many of these foods are coming from countries like Ukraine, which has been found to have serious issues with organic integrity, said Bobbe.
- According to Bobbe, the U.S. should put more thought into how we can help domestic producers turn to organic cultivation. He stated that the U.S. has lots of conventional corn, and is in dire need of organic corn.
“While many American farmers are considering making the switch, this comes at a higher cost. They must step away from synthetic pesticides, growth hormones, and antibiotics to improve soil and growing conditions.”