R. Elaine Turner

Coming soon to a supermarket near you are standard definitions for the use of the term “organic” on food labels. By October 21, 2002, the labeling regulations established by the National Organic Program must be in place.

Products that are at least 95% organic by weight (excluding water and salt) may use the word “organic” in the product name. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products must come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic produce and other foods mus…

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