Just read some tweets by Matt Parker, who’s speaking at Winchester Skeptics in the Pub on Thursday 24 February, which left me dumbstruck. He tweeted,
That’s also why I don’t buy organic: theSoil Association’s insistence on homeopathy for livestock.
I’ll reword that: the Soil Association insist homeopathy is a valid option for suffering animals in need of medical treatment.
I will continue boycotting organic food as long as the @SoilAssociation continue promoting homeopathy in their Standards for Producers.
Matt parker @standupmaths on Twitter 10/01/11
I was so surprised I rushed to read the Soil Associations standards for organic certification of livestock production (don’t you just love the internet!) and found that they had this to say,
10.9 Veterinary treatments10.9.1If you need to use veterinary treatments you must use complementary therapies and trace elements, preferably with professional veterinary guidance, and provided that their healing effect works for the species and the condition you are treating..