Organic Standards Finally Nationwide

February 2001
Environmental Nutrition;Feb2001, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p3
Reports the launch of national standards for organic foods by the United States Department of Agriculture. Implication of the food standards for farmers; Restriction of the use of synthetic pesticides for crop production; Ban on the use of irradiation, genetically modified organism and sewage sludges; Requirements for organic products labeling.


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