Source: New York Times
Michael J. Potter of Eden Foods was initially supportive of the government's efforts to certify organic products. But he quickly became disenchanted. He has never sought a board appointment,for himself or anyone at Eden. "I bought into the swaddling clothes wrapped around it," he said. "I had high hopes the law and the board would be good things because we needed standards."
By 1996,he realized that the National Organic Program was heading in a direction he did not like. "They think I'm liberal,immature,a radical," Mr. Potter says. "But I'm not the one debating whether organics should use genetically modified additives or nanotechnology,which is what I'd call radical."