SORTING OUT SYNTHETICS

The National Organic Standards Board within days will submit suggestions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding what regulatory changes will be needed as a result of the Harvey vs. Veneman decision, beginning a process that may ultimately require many processed organic foods to remove the USDA Organic seal from their products by June 2007.Previously, the USDA organics rules allowed manufacturers

The National Organic Standards Board within days will submit suggestions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding what regulatory changes will be needed as a result of the Harvey vs. Veneman decision, beginning a process that may ultimately require many processed organic foods to remove the USDA Organic seal from their products by June 2007.

Previously, the USDA organics rules allowed manufacturers of processed organic foods to use 38 common -- but not naturally occurring -- in

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