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Dairy Company Stripped Of Its Organic Certification

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Sales of organic milk are soaring, but watchdogs say some of the dairy products shoppers are consuming may not be as earth-friendly as the labels purport.

A large dairy in Tulare County recently became the first in California to have its organic certification suspended because it violated organic standards -- a move consumer advocates claimed as a victory.

"People should be able to buy organic milk with confidence," said Mark Kastel, co-director of the Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based consumer watchdog group. "Our hope is that this is the first salvo in a crackdown against these industrial farms that are masquerading as being organic."