ORGANIC-FOOD INDUSTRY CLAIMS VICTORY ON LABELING STANDARD

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The organic-food industry has claimed a victory in its quest to have a national organics labeling standard: the U.S. Department of Agriculture won't allow food that's been irradiated, genetically engineered or grown in sewage-fertilized soil to be called "organic."Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman's decision to nix the three processes from the pending organics standard came after

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The organic-food industry has claimed a victory in its quest to have a national organics labeling standard: the U.S. Department of Agriculture won't allow food that's been irradiated, genetically engineered or grown in sewage-fertilized soil to be called "organic."

Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman's decision to nix the three processes from the pending organics standard came after receiving a barrage of protest from the organics industry. Its criticism comprised t

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