The New York Times: Local organic food producer rails against corporate influence in the organic 'industry'
The board has approved more than 250 non-organic substances that can now be included in certified organic products. Potter calls the certified-organic label a fraud and refuses to put it on his company’s products.
“The board is stacked,” Potter told the Times. “Either they don’t have a clue, or their interest in making money is more important than their interest in maintaining the integrity of organics.”
According to the Organic Trade Association, sales of organic products totaled $26.7 billion in 2010.
Potter said in the article that he gets at least one email a week from people or companies interested in buying Eden.