I will be teaching a two hour class in Organic Gardening for the local agricultural extension service. It is part of the training that prospective Master Gardeners go through before they graduate and become Master Gardeners. I am bound to get questions on WalMart's entry into what they call the "organic" market. Any of you who know anything about true organic growing KNOW that big business (Cargill, Monsanto, Tyson, and other big agriculture companies) bought the opportunity to write the regulations necessary to get government "organic" certification, and that they wrote it in a way that benefitted factory farm growing operations (and thus are lessening the quality of the food produced in their mass farm operations) and hurt the TRUE organic growers who produce high quality food. I know there are several websites out there that expose what has been done. If you know of any, can you post them here so I can go read them and (if needed) research the validity of their claims? Also, I don't want to come off as a rabble rouser (which I am not). I want to inform the students of the facts, but I don't want to come off sounding like I am one of these who thinks everything government does is bad. How can I approach this topic -- and teach the truth behind the certification process -- without sounding like some kind of whiny grouch or anti-government "female dog"?