James Giese

USDA establishes national organic standards
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture launched its national organic standards for agricultural products on October 21. The new standards, developed with industry and consumer input, are designed to provide consistent labeling on organic products coast to coast. Any organic agricultural product must meet the standards to be sold as “organic.” Products with at least 95% organic ingredients can use the USDA Organic Seal. Products with 70–95% organic ingredients c…

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