Certified organic is a systems based certification; it doesn’t actually certify the product through testing.
As a producer, the current system bugs me because consumers are paying for something they think is different and often times, the only difference is feed. Even that difference can be questionable and uncertain.
The real question for consumers is, “Do you really want something different, or are you ok with being lied to?”
In other news, we’ve got Ready To Lay pullets available in NW Arkansas in the spring and some old hens that are looking for new homes. (contact Mike for Pennsylvania needs).