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Organic Valley, Whole Foods and Others Blast USDA for Not Instituting Better Organic Regulations

Leading producers, retailers and certifiers in the organic food space took out a full-page ad in the Washington Post to publish an open letter.  The letter, which you can read here, attacks the administration's decision to nix the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule (OLPP), which was formed after several years of consultation and legislative work and was designed to clearly define guidelines for animal welfare in organic-certified products. "I'm sure we're the only sector that voluntarily goes to DC and asks for more rules," said George Siemon, CEO of Organic Valley, the company leading the charge.  Read more...

 

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