I went to my neighborhood Whole Foods recently to purchase some Eden's chili which I always buy and the product was no longer on the shelf.
Eden's is the only canned food that I know of without BPA so I always buy it. So I called Eden's and asked why Whole Foods didn't carry the product and I asked them why they don't put the USDA organic label on their products.
The product was probably not on the shelf due to lack of sales, but the organic label was not on the can as something of a protest.
The most serious degradation of national organic standards occurred in October 2005. In a back room deal the Organic Trade Association lobbied Congress to legalize the adulteration of organic food with basically any toxic additive a manufacturer may want to use, including substances that do not need to appear on ingredient panels. More than 400,000 consumers contacted their government representatives asking them not to weaken organic standards in such a way, but agribusiness influences prevailed.
I always buy organic because in my opinion, the food is better. The producer usually takes more care in its production besides the added benefit of not having pesticides and other poisons.
But the big question is whether or not Eden's is correct in claiming that:
As a result, food bearing the 'USDA Organic' seal no longer needs to be natural food.