ORGANIC MATTERS

A continuing rift between the organic food industry and U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program over controversial policy issues has forced manufacturers to put on hold introductions of new products in beauty care, seafood and pet food, among other items.At the heart of it all are four major policy changes -- issued last April without public notice and with no input from the organic

A continuing rift between the organic food industry and U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program over controversial policy issues has forced manufacturers to put on hold introductions of new products in beauty care, seafood and pet food, among other items.

At the heart of it all are four major policy changes -- issued last April without public notice and with no input from the organic industry -- that altered previously held decisions on pesticides, livestock feed and

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