For the last five to ten years in our country eating organic is the new thing. People really want to know where their food is coming from, for them this means going to farmers markets, meeting the farmers face to face. Unfortunately consumers are being taken advantage of, there are things that are being down to prevent this. The USDA requires that all farmers have to pass a report to hold these certifications. This could be something like testing soil samples, and if they aren’t using pesticides. Time Cheng is an organic certifier in the US that travels around to these small local farms to assess them. there are 24,000 certified organic farmers in the US alone. With this being said it is important for them to stay on top of these farmers are doing everything correctly. Along with Cheng along with many others make “surprise” visit to these farms along with their normal inspection, which is a good thing. They’ve found that some farmers “cheat” which not acceptable according their certification. As we all know our found isn’t not only grown in the US, we import food from other countries, like China. The unfortunate thing about importing “organic” food from other countries is that they fallow their own standards of organic in that specific country. In the article it talks about how these farms are awful, and do not hold up to our standards of organic. As a consumers this is upsetting to me, if these countries are not fallowing our standards and this is the food we are buying from. If they aren’t going to play buy our roles then we should buy their food. This could also help our local farms grow. When the food industry takes advantage of millions of people, by marking something as organic when its not, and then charge and arm and a leg, something needs to be done. This is why i buy from local farmers in my area, because I don’t want to be taken advantage of by these good industries.