PROPOSED RULE ON ORGANICS IS HIT AS 'RISK TO STANDARDS'

GREENFIELD, Mass. -- In a continuing debate that will define the future of the organic food industry, the Organic Trade Association here cited a list of what it considers threats to the industry's integrity contained in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rule on organics.The proposed rule, released last December and currently undergoing a comment period through the middle of next month,

GREENFIELD, Mass. -- In a continuing debate that will define the future of the organic food industry, the Organic Trade Association here cited a list of what it considers threats to the industry's integrity contained in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rule on organics.

The proposed rule, released last December and currently undergoing a comment period through the middle of next month, was intended to fulfill what was called for in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990

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