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Student’s Name
Your Instructor’s name
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Date
Report assessment
There are great reports from the Cornucopia Institute as regards business activities of the
giant Dean Foods. According to the institute’s report, the company has failed to comply with the
national regulations relating to the production of organic food. The institute claims that the
organization is conducting a promotion of a new product; Horizon Fat-Free Milk plus DHA
Omega-3, which contains an unlawful additive. (The claim by the institute is a fact because
company is widely known to utilize artificial, illegal nutritional oils in organics during its
production of the new product). The institute also alleges that Dean Food has failed in that it uses
banned additive in the production of the latest product (Cornucopia Institute 1-3). (The statement
is also a fact since the food company actually utilizes illegal additives in the production of its
new product).
According to Cornucopia Institute (1-3), in response, Dean Foods defends itself with
claims that it produces safe and healthy products. (This claim is an opinion because it lacks any
scientific proof that its products, especially the new one is safe and healthy). Furthermore, there
is a statement saying that Dean Foods has its new product sealed with a USDA mark despite the
fact that the additives are banned in any organic production process. Hence, the food company is
deliberately breaching the laws governing organic foods. (This is a factual statement because
Dean Foods is operating against the regulations and guidelines that govern production of organic
food). Mark A Kastel, who is the current coordinator of the Cornucopia Institute of research,
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accuses Dean Foods Company of its immoral practices (Cornucopia Institute 1-3). (This
accusation is a fact. This is because the food firm actually violates the Federal laws).
In the report, there is another claim that the Federal laws strictly ban any employment of
artificial ingredients in organic food production, unless these ingredients are part of the ones
listed in the USDA National Organic Programs. (This statement is an opinion. This is because,
despite the strict warning, the law enforcers have bent the rules and permitted other business
firms to breach the rules). Besides, only the permitted additives are integrated in the USDA list
only after its successful review and approval of the National Organic Standards Board; NOSB.
(This statement is factual because NOSB is known to truly review and approve ingredients
before they are permitted in the USDA list).
Furthermore, the report states that about the inclusion of the artificial substances like
baking powder. (This statement is a fact because these substances are usually in the food
companies, since they have been accepted by NOSB). More so, the report contains a claim that
Dean Foods firm is utilizing a synthetic ingredients of DHA has neither be reviewed nor
accepted by NOSB (Johnson 6-10). (This statement is an opinion because Cornucopia Institute of
research has not presented any proofs to support its claims). However, Vallaeys states that it is
unethical for Dean Foods to produce a new product by utilizing prohibited additives. She also
says that the company’s certifier is also acting against the laws by supporting the Dean Foods
practices (Cornucopia Institute 1-3). (This statement is a factual, as the Federal regulators oppose
the use of man-made oils in organic food production, and that the ingredients had been banned in
the country).
The report also has claims that in spite of the illegalization, there are few other firms and
numerous infant formula manufactures employ artificial ingredients in their production processes
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(Cornucopia Institute 1-3). (This claim is an opinion because no evidence is provided to support
it). In addition, there are claims in the report that Martek Biosciences Corporation produces
artificial ingredients in spite of their prohibition. (This statement is factual since the firm asserts
that the products are healthy, especially in the enhancement of the babies’ cognitive
development). What is more, USDA argues that in the Bush Administration informally permitted
firms to use synthetic ingredients in the production of organic foods as a backroom contract with
business advocates. (The statement is factual because there is sufficient proof presented by
Freedom of Information Act credentials).
According to the report, USDA National Organic Program says that Bush misinterpreted
Federal laws as regards production of organic foods, when he permitted Martek to utilize DHA
algal oil in their organic manufacture. (This statement is a bias because USDA attempts to justify
its unethical actions). As stated by Vallaeys, USDA judgment is to scrap out the use of illegal
substances in organic food manufacturing. (The claim is factual, for USDA is actually
encouraging firms to stop the employment of illegal substances in the operations). Besides,
Vallaeys says that Dean Foods firm ignores the maintenance of organic honesty, and adherence
to Federal laws on organic food (Cornucopia Institute 1-3). (This statement is an opinion because
she does not provide evidence to support her claim).
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References
Cornucopia Institute. Largest Corporate Dairy, Biotech Firm and USDA Accused of
Conspiring to Corrupt Rulemaking and Pollute Organics. Watchdog Requests Federal
Investigation, Files Ethics Charges. Washington DC, 2012. Pp. 1-3. Retrieved on March
11
th
2012. http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/dean-foods-biotech-usda-
conspiring-to- pollute-organics/
Johnson, Renee. Organic Agriculture in the United States: Program and Policy Issues.
DIANE Publishing, 2011. Pp. 6-10.
OECD. Organic agriculture sustainability, markets and policies. Paris, France Wallingford:
OECD CABI Pub., 2003. Pp. 279-282.

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Surname 1 Student’s Name Your Instructor’s name The Course Date Report assessment There are great reports from the Cornucopia Institute as regards business activities of the giant Dean Foods. According to the institute’s report, the company has failed to comply with the national regulations relating to the production of organic food. The institute claims that the organization is conducting a promotion of a new product; Horizon Fat-Free Milk plus DHA Omega-3, which contains an unlawful additive. (The claim by the institute is a fact because company is widely known to utilize artificial, illegal nutritional oils in organics during its production of the new product). The institute also alleges that Dean Food has failed in that it uses banned additive in the production of the latest product (Cornucopia Institute 1-3). (The statement is also a fact since the food company actually utilizes illegal additives in the production of its new product). According to Cornucopia Institute (1-3), in response, Dean Foods defends itself with claims that it produces safe and healthy products. (This claim is an opinion because it lacks any scientific proof that its products, especially the new one is safe and healthy). Furthermore, there is a statement saying that Dean Foods has its new product sealed with a USDA mark despite the fact that the additives are banned in any organic production process. Hence, the food company is deliberately breaching the laws governing organic foods. (This is a factual statement because Dean Foods is operating against the regulations and guidelines that govern production of organic food). Mark A Kastel, who is the current coordinator of the Cornucopia Institute of research, Surname 2 accuses Dean Foods Company of its immoral practices (Cornucopia Institute 1-3). (This accusation is a fact. This is because the food firm actually violates the Federal laws). In the report, there is another claim that the Federal laws strictly ban any employment of artificial ingredients in organic food production, unless these ingredients are part of the ones listed in the USDA National Organic Programs. (This statement is an opinion. This is because, despite the strict warning, the law enforcers have bent the rules and permitted other business firms to breach the rules). Besides, only the permitted additives are integrated in the USDA list only after its successful review and approval of the National Organic Standards Board; NOSB. (This statement is factual because NOSB is known to truly review and approve ingredients before they are permitted in the USDA list). Furthermore, the report states that about the inclusion of the artificial substances like baking powder. (This statement is a fact because these substances are usually in the food companies, since they have been accepted by NOSB). More so, the report contains a claim that Dean Foods firm is utilizing a synthetic ingredients of DHA has neither be reviewed nor accepted by NOSB (Johnson 6-10). (This statement is an opinion because Cornucopia Institute of research has not presented any proofs to support its claims). However, Vallaeys states that it is unethical for Dean Foods to produce a new product by utilizing prohibited additives. She also says that the company’s certifier is also acting against the laws by supporting the Dean Foods practices (Cornucopia Institute 1-3). (This statement is a factual, as the Federal regulators oppose the use of man-made oils in organic food production, and that the ingredients had been banned in the country). The report also has claims that in spite of the illegalization, there are few other firms and numerous infant formula manufactures employ artificial ingredients in their production processes Surname 3 (Cornucopia Institute 1-3). (This claim is an opinion because no evidence is provided to support it). In addition, there are claims in the report that Martek Biosciences Corporation produces artificial ingredients in spite of their prohibition. (This statement is factual since the firm asserts that the products are healthy, especially in the enhancement of the babies’ cognitive development). What is more, USDA argues that in the Bush Administration informally permitted firms to use synthetic ingredients in the production of organic foods as a backroom contract with business advocates. (The statement is factual because there is sufficient proof presented by Freedom of Information Act credentials). According to the report, USDA National Organic Program says that Bush misinterpreted Federal laws as regards production of organic foods, when he permitted Martek to utilize DHA algal oil in their organic manufacture. (This statement is a bias because USDA attempts to justify its unethical actions). As stated by Vallaeys, USDA judgment is to scrap out the use of illegal substances in organic food manufacturing. (The claim is factual, for USDA is actually encouraging firms to stop the employment of illegal substances in the operations). Besides, Vallaeys says that Dean Foods firm ignores the maintenance of organic honesty, and adherence to Federal laws on organic food (Cornucopia Institute 1-3). (This statement is an opinion because she does not provide evidence to support her claim). Surname 4 References Cornucopia Institute. Largest Corporate Dairy, Biotech Firm and USDA Accused of Conspiring to Corrupt Rulemaking and Pollute Organics. Watchdog Requests Federal Investigation, Files Ethics Charges. Washington DC, 2012. Pp. 1-3. Retrieved on March 11th 2012. http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/dean-foods-biotech-usdaconspiring-to- pollute-organics/ Johnson, Renee. Organic Agriculture in the United States: Program and Policy Issues. DIANE Publishing, 2011. Pp. 6-10. OECD. Organic agriculture sustainability, markets and policies. Paris, France Wallingford: OECD CABI Pub., 2003. Pp. 279-282. Name: Description: ...
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