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Melanie Wong | Jul 16, 201911:46 PM     4

" . . . Sales of organic food have more than doubled in the United States in the past 10 years, to $48 billion a year, but U.S. acreage devoted to organic grain has not kept up. Less than 1% of row crops in the country are certified organic, so U.S. organic grain farmers can’t produce enough feed for the animals that supply organic eggs, milk and meat.

Into this void have stepped a small number of importers, the largest based in the Black Sea region and Middle East, and fake organic grain has become a major problem.

Consumers pay more for organic foods but may be buying products that were tainted in their growing and feeding. U.S. farmers get less for genuine organic grain when fake imports flood the market. Grain brokers, livestock farms and grocery chains are all at risk. . ."

Midwest organic farmers stalk fraudulent imports that taint the market

As organic food sales continue to skyrocket, U.S. consumers might be buying products that were tainted in their growing and feeding. Grain fraud investigators...

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