26 Feb

South Dakota man indicted in $71 million organics fraud

Yet another organic fraud case that could have been prevented with mandatory mass balancing of products traded along the supply chain, based on acreage and yield.

For Kent Duane Anderson, selling non-organic grain and seed products as certified organic allowed him to make a fortune, live an extravagent lifestyle in his $2.5 million home in Florida and on his $8 million yacht. For the organic sector, this is yet another scandal that decreases consumer trust, another slap in the face of those working hard to make business practices more sustainable. Check Organic is the system to detect fraud by mass balancing in an easy and non-expensive way. It “just” needs trade and brand owners to commit to transparency and NOP to enforce...

Read the full article about this organic fraud scandal here.

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