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February 1998 Issue

USDA Finally Tackles "Organic" Definition And Proposes National Standards

What does the term "organic on a food label really mean? That's what the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is deciding in its long-awaited proposal for national organic standards. When finalized into law by the end of the year, the rules will make uniform the way organic fruits, vegetables, packaged products, dairy, meat and poultry are grown, raised, processed, handled and sold. National standards are long overdue. The organic foods industry reported $3.5

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