Idaho Seed Company Pleads to Mislabeling as Organic
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — One of the owners of an Idaho seed company has pleaded guilty to mislabeling seeds as organic even though they contained fungicides and pesticides.
Roza Saul, co-owner of Saul Farms, marketing as Bliss Seeds, pleaded guilty last week to the single misdemeanor count of selling a product that was misbranded. According to the plea agreement, Saul's 180-acre farm in Bliss, Idaho, grew alfalfa seed, malting barley, corn seed and beans.
The company had secured state organic certifications for alfalfa seeds. From 2010 to 2015, organic alfalfa seed sold for more than $1 more per pound than non-organic seed.