Are you sick of buying "organic" and "natural" labelled products only to find that you have been fooled by marketing hype?
Now is your chance to take part in a grassroots call to action.
In 2009, the US Department of Agriculture's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) directed the USDA NOP to "Solve the Problem of Mislabeled Organic Personal Care." If implemented, the recommendation would limit the use of the word "organic" to personal care products that are backed up by third-party certification to USDA standards for products that are "USDA Organic" or "Made With Organic Ingredients." In an effort to press the NOP to act on the recommendation, the Organic Consumers Association and the Consumers Union filed a complaint earlier this year with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), asking the consumer protection agency to clean up the organic cosmetics industry and stop the organic-washing.
Now the FTC wants to hear from you. Until December 10, 2010, the commission is accepting public comments on whether consumers are mislead by personal care products that are made with petrochemical and synthetic ingredients.
Please submit comments at: https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/revisedgreenguides/...
READ FULL STORY HERE: http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/alert/?alertid=13678531