Whole Health: California Fix-It

With the most organic acreage in the country more than 2,000 certified operations, and 2007 product sales of more than $1.8 billion California is critical to the success of the National Organic Program. Yet, a recent audit of the NOP found that California's own organic plan has been operating without enforcement and compliance procedures as required by federal regulators since 2004. This reduces NOP's

With the most organic acreage in the country — more than 2,000 certified operations, and 2007 product sales of more than $1.8 billion — California is critical to the success of the National Organic Program.

Yet, a recent audit of the NOP found that California's own organic plan has been operating without enforcement and compliance procedures — as required by federal regulators — since 2004.

“This reduces NOP's assurance that California … was producing organically labeled produ

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