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Is that grain really organic? US rules get tightened amid fraud

It’s no secret that US consumers have a seemingly insatiable appetite for organic food. What they might not realise is some of the product doesn’t always live up to its billing – and that’s driving regulators to tighten rules on incoming shipments.While the US is the world’s largest corn and soybean producer, only a small portion is organic – grown without genetically-modified seed or synthetic fertiliser. With demand increasing from organic meat and dairy producers, much of the crops fed to cattle and chickens comes from overseas. But there’s no way to guarantee foreign shipments adhere to organic standards.Take the …read more

Source: Gulf times

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