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Nonorganic ingredients in foods labelled organics

Babette | Jul 1, 2007 04:04 PM

The USDA is considering allowing 38 nonorganic ingredients in foods labelled organic. The public has 2 additional months to comment before the final decision is made. According to the Los Angeles Times, "A wide range of organic food could be affected, including cereal, sausage, bread, beer, pasta, candy and soup mixes."

For some information about the 38 ingredients, here is a link to a Los Angeles Times article:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi...

For information from the government about the proposed ingredients:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/news/133-07.htm

If the subject interests you, you can post your own comments at:
http://www.regulations.gov/

For instructions how to negotiate this procedure online (it is not made simple):
http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/publiccom...

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