HARVEY VS. VENEMAN: BACK TO THE STATUS QUO

WHEN THE HARVEY VS. VENEMAN DECISION first came down in 2005, organic food producers and retailers worried that it would radically change organic product marketing. Some foods using the organic label would be decertified, others would require labeling changes, and supply would fall far behind the growing demand. In the past year and a half, however, appeals courts and Congressional riders have muted

WHEN THE HARVEY VS. VENEMAN DECISION first came down in 2005, organic food producers and retailers worried that it would radically change organic product marketing. Some foods using the organic label would be decertified, others would require labeling changes, and supply would fall far behind the growing demand.

In the past year and a half, however, appeals courts and Congressional riders have muted or reversed many of the expected ramifications.

Arthur Harvey, a Maine blueber

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