Organic Food Standards

Organic Food Standards

The Department of Agriculture is set to announce new, tougher standards for "organic" foods. The regulations are likely to allow American farmers to sell organic products in European markets and satisfy those who don't believe...

The Department of Agriculture is set to announce new, tougher standards for "organic" foods. The regulations are likely to allow American farmers to sell organic products in European markets and satisfy those who don't believe irradiated or genetically modified foods are truly organic. But some are worried that fewer farmers will want to make the extra effort it will take to qualify for the "organic" label. A panel talks about the new standards and the ever-growing interest in "natural" foods.

Guests

Daniel Glickman

Secretary of Agriculture

Kelly Johnston

National Food Processors Association

Kathleen Merrigan

administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service for the United States Deprtment of Agriculture

Bob Scowcroft

Organic Farming Research Foundation

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