One for the USDA

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickened, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    For those who bought products derived from his 4.2 million pounds of corn, I guess they didn't get organic, eh? That is no small amount.

    Perhaps he is being made, or will be made an object lesson for others? [​IMG]
     
  3. dfr1973

    dfr1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:From your link:
    Sentencing is set February 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken. The maximum penalty for wire fraud is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

    There has been no punishment yet; however, this sounds like a straight-up case of fraud. He lied about his product to obtain more money for it. If the "certified organic" label is to mean anything, then all frauds must be prosecuted. If the USDA did not prosecute any and all cases of fraud, then customers would have no faith in the label and it would be meaningless because people would call anything and everything "certified organic" whether it is or isn't to get a better price for what they are trying to sell.​
     
  4. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes.
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I'll wait to see what the punishment is before I say if it is appropriate. As someone who spends extra money to buy organic products and as a farmer producing an organically grown product, I hope that the penalty is stiff!
     
  6. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ignorance is bliss.
     

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