We consumers deserve to feel safe in knowing that when we buy organic foods, they were made without synthetic chemicals or genetic engineering. That's why we have the USDA organic label in the first place!In April, you helped tighten up the standards for organic food by telling the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) not to extend the use of an antibiotic called oxytetracycline to treat disease in fruit trees. And it worked! That antibiotic will no longer be allowed on organic fruit trees after 2014.But even after consumers spoke up loud and clear in April, the NOSB may allow a different antibiotic, streptomycin, to be used in organic tree fruit production until 2017. Sign the petition below demanding that the NOSB protect organic standards for once and for all, and reject the use of streptomycin on fruit trees. Sign now and we'll deliver your petition signature to the NOSB.
No antibiotics in fruit trees
I oppose the use of the antibiotic streptomycin to treat fire blight in apple and pear trees, and urge NOSB members to allow the listing of streptomycin to expire in 2014.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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