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USDA Backs Off from Degrading Organic Standards

USDA Organic Consumers Association rescind label pesticide animal drug growth hormone antibiotic tainted fishmeal action alert sustainable agriculture

USDA Backs Off From Degrading Organic Standards From Organic Consumers.org Stung by a nationwide backlash by Organic Consumers Association members and the entire organic community, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced May 26 that it would rescind controversial policies issued last month that would have undermined organic standards and violated federal law requiring public input. In April, the USDA announced that it would no longer monitor organic labels on non-food products, and added that pesticides, animal drugs, growth hormones, antibiotics, and tainted fishmeal...

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