Organic Fraud

Grain growers seek Irish ban on palm and GMO feed products

In addition, the grain could contain pesticides Ireland has banned for years. “Irish supermarketsshould lead the way and plan to clear their shelves of palm kernels, palm oil, GMO soya [byproducts] and GMO maize-related products within a year,” the group said. Irish grain farmers, concerned about the decline of tillage acreage as well as global […]

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U.S. farmers stalk fraudulent imports to save their markets

He didn’t intend to become an organic detective, but today, John Bobbe spends time assiduously tracking down “fake organic” grain imports and trying to block shipments from hurting U.S. growers. In April, a large freighter left Georgia, stopped at ports in Turkey, and headed for Morehead City, North Carolina where it unloaded a large amount […]

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USDA officials said they were guarding against organic food fraud. Congress decided they need help.

New regulations on blocking fraudulent “organic” food imports into the U.S. went into effect in late December, as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. America imports organic corn, soybeans, and coffee from 100 different countries—but recently many of those shipments have proven not to be organic. Millions of pounds of “organic” corn and soybeans were […]

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Revoked Midwest farm allegedly sold 150,000 bushels of fake “organic” corn

State agriculture department says if additional buyers had not been contacted, alleged fraudulent sales would not have been uncovered

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Missouri farmer charged in $140M organic grain fraud scheme

A farmer and business owner from Chillicothe, Missouri has pleaded guilty to marketing over $140 million of corn, wheat, and soybeans as organic when at least 90 percent of the crops were non-organic. Randy Constant deceived at least ten customers between 2010 and mid-2017; he recruited three Nebraska farmers into the scheme, who grew crops […]

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