09 Jun '11, 5pm

OTA responds to @Washington Times piece calling for #organic food moratorium

June 9, 2011: OTA responds to "MASTIO: Dead bodies demand organic food moratorium " in The Washington Times It is reassuring to see that The Washington Times continues to live up to its well-earned reputation for Yellow Journalism. For those of you too young to be familiar with the term, Yellow Journalism “exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers. i" The piece written by David Mastio is biased, inaccurate and just plain irresponsible. For a newspaper in the nation’s capital to seize a human tragedy as opportunity to further political agendas fueled by misinformation is an abomination that can’t go unchallenged. Food safety is an important issue for the entire food industry. That is why strong food safety regulations and practices are critical. All food, whether conventionally (chemically) or organically produced, is susceptible t...

Full article: http://www.ota.com/OTAresponds/WashingtonTimes.html

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