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Organic Standards

E.U., U.S. Agree To Accept Each Others' Organic Certification

Posted 02.15.2012 | Home

Right now, the U.S. government only officially recognizes two standards for organic foods: the USDA's Organic Seal and the equivalent certificate from...

Connecting the Dots: Novel GMO-Based Bug Threatens U.S. Food Supplies

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

A newly discovered pathogen, visible only under an electron microscope, is destroying plants and undermining the health of livestock -- thereby posing...

Organic Valley Accused Of Violating Organic Egg Standards

Slashfood | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home

Organic Valley, the nation's largest name-brand marketer of organic eggs, is being accused of misleading consumers about the living conditions of its ...

USDA Organic Standards: Dairy and Livestock Will Get Tighter Rules

Treehugger | Sara Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As organic food has grown in popularity so too have the size of organic dairies and farms in this country. And in the last ten years questions have be...

What Do You Think About the Purity of the "Organic" Label?

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

There is debate brewing around the integrity of the term "organic," fueled by the growing list of products approved by the National Organic Standards Board, that consist of non-organic substances.

Let's Ask Marion Nestle: Are The USDA's Organic Standards A Sham?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Dr. Nestle: "While waiting for all this to sort out, here's what to do: buy local from someone you know personally and think is worth trusting."