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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