Everyone knows that organic food costs more.
Once a niche audience, buying and eating organic produce and products is a growing phenomenon. Organic food costs more because farmers don’t take the easier, cheaper, and more toxic path of pesticides. Organic farmers use lady bugs to kill crop damaging pests. Organic farmers use sustainable methods of farming that are safer for you and the farm worker but more time consuming. It makes sense that Wal-Mart wants to be part of that organics phenomenon. Rather than actually selling organic products, Wal-Mart has been labeling traditional products that are natural or hydroponically-grown as Organics. In order to be labeled “organic” a product must be certified which is another reason organic costs more but at least the customer knows the famers and manufacturers followed stringent guidelines.
This is just another unethical practice that Wal-Mart participates in. What next?
How does Wal-Mart mislead the customer and mislabel the products?Wal-Mart has been questioned about this misleading practice and so far nothing has changed. The Food and Drug Administration is aware of this misleading practice but has been dragging their feet to do anything about it. Customers are paying more for products that they think are organic when they are not.
Learn how Wal-Mart is defrauding the customer with organic food mislabeling. Do you buy organic products? Why or why not?
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