USDA LABEL PROPOSALS FOR ORGANICS STIR CONTROVERSY

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's release of proposed standards for labeling organically grown produce and meat has renewed debate between all-natural farming advocates and federal policy makers as to what the term "organic" should mean in the marketplace.The USDA's proposed regulations governing when a product can be labeled organic were seven years in the making. When they

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's release of proposed standards for labeling organically grown produce and meat has renewed debate between all-natural farming advocates and federal policy makers as to what the term "organic" should mean in the marketplace.

The USDA's proposed regulations governing when a product can be labeled organic were seven years in the making. When they were released earlier this month, organics advocates -- who had been advising USDA offi

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