February 2001 Issue

Organic Standards Finally Nationwide

After more than a decade of debate, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has finally unveiled standards for organic foods. Beginning February 19, farmers will have to abide by this one set of national standards, ensuring for the first time that the term "organic" will be mean the same thing from coast to coast. The new rules detail the methods, practices and substances allowed and prohibited in organic production, how livestock is to be

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