By now most of you have been exposed to the word organic. In many cases the word organic is synonymous with expensive. But at what point does money become more important than health?
Soon the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposed national organic standards may be approved. Beginning eighteen months after the new regulations pass, organic labels will state what percentage of organic ingredients a product contains. Also, the USDA will halt products from being labeled organic if they contain ingredients that have been irradiated, produced using sewer sludge or have been genetically engineered. "These standards will provide a clear set of labeling t hat gives consumers the ability to make choices about the products they by," says Katherine DiMatteo, executive director of the Organic Trade Association.
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