Pierce Hollingsworth

Organic Foods Back in the Spotlight
Buried in the bipartisan chest-beating that surrounded last month’s Congressional approval of an $80-billion spending bill ostensibly for the Iraq war and continued pursuit of terrorists was a bit of language that ended a brief but torrid flap over organic food labeling.

It all started when the Omnibus Appropriations Bill was drafted last February. A rider relaxing organic labeling standards was inserted by Rep. Dennis Hastert at the request of Rep. Nathan Deal…

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