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Bush Administration Actions that Weakened USDA Organic Label

Concern has been raised recently about the integrity of the USDA organic label.  Non-organic additives have been allowed in USDA organic labeled products, and consumer groups and Congress are concerned.  Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) explains, “It will unravel everything we’ve done if the standards can no longer be trusted. If we don’t protect the […]

July 12th

USDA Organic Label Standards Being Weakened by Lobbyists

When the USDA label was first implemented in 2002, concern was expressed that certification standards would not be as stringent as the private organic labeling programs it replaced, such as the Oregon Tilth. Prior to 2002, organic certifiers each had their own standards that they used when certifying organic produce and products.  The standards were […]

July 6th