ORGANIC INDUSTRY GIRDING FOR NEXT RULES SHOWDOWN

CHICAGO -- While opponents to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's initial proposed rules for organics labeling were pleased with its decision to drop food that's been irradiated, genetically engineered or grown in sewage-fertilized soil from consideration, the task of getting final rules acceptable to them still lies ahead.Even before Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman's announcement, organics-industry

CHICAGO -- While opponents to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's initial proposed rules for organics labeling were pleased with its decision to drop food that's been irradiated, genetically engineered or grown in sewage-fertilized soil from consideration, the task of getting final rules acceptable to them still lies ahead.

Even before Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman's announcement, organics-industry representatives and supporters were tallying up the comments in their favor and g

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