But Dr. Jennifer Tucker with the National Organic Program told a Washington panel: In this case, at least so far, there has not been interest in lessening those transition standards.
There is interest in enforcing all of the organic standards. So all farmers here and those in other countries who want to sell their products here all play by the same rules. The Agriculture Department has trained certifiers that go around checking on organic growers, making sure they're not labeling their conventionally produced products as organic so they can sell them for the premium organic price, essentially cheating consumers and their fellow farmers who are following the rules. Of course, organic rules and standards dictate that products have to be produced with no chemical pesticides, weed killers, growth hormones, etc. and no use of genetically modified inputs and trans genetics.