'ORGANIC' LABELING STILL STICKY MATTER; DEBATE TIME MAY GROW

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Proposed federal labeling standards for organic food continue to stir controversy, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said he may give even more time to debating the issue.Glickman has already extended by 45 days the deadline to comment on the mammoth proposal, designed to bring uniformity to the meaning of "organic" for produce, fresh meat and processed

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Proposed federal labeling standards for organic food continue to stir controversy, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said he may give even more time to debating the issue.

Glickman has already extended by 45 days the deadline to comment on the mammoth proposal, designed to bring uniformity to the meaning of "organic" for produce, fresh meat and processed foods labeled as such. The deadline to file comments is now April 30.

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