Study Confirms Safety of Organic Food But Agrichemical Front Group Attempts to Twist Findings
June 15, 2004

Study Confirms Safety of Organic Food But Agrichemical Front Group Attempts to Twist Findings

The same right-wing think tank that conspired with John Stossel of ABC News, in an erroneous attempt to discredit organic food (subsequently forcing an apology from the network), is at it again. The Hudson Institute, and its father and son team of Dennis and Alex Avery, are attempting to...

Value Of  ‘organic’ Label Debated
June 14, 2004

Value Of ‘organic’ Label Debated

By Mary Bergin The Capital Times The “100 percent organic” label is the federal government’s way of defining product purity, but not all organic farmers say it’s worth the work or expense to obtain.

USDA Secretary Veneman Pulls Organic Food Directives But Major Program Reform Still Needed
May 26, 2004

USDA Secretary Veneman Pulls Organic Food Directives But Major Program Reform Still Needed

At a news conference this morning USDA Secretary Ann Veneman announced that the agency is withdrawing its recent policy directives clarifying certain organic food production standards. The move comes amidst a rising tide of criticism from organic food producers, consumers and marketers who viewed the directives as a weakening...

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