Organic Food Standards

GUESTS: Tom O'Brien Assistant to the Administrator of Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Robert Anderson Chairman, National Organic Standards Board President, Walnut Acres Organic Farms Katherine DiMatteo Executive director, Organic Trade Association The Agriculture Department is preparing to regulate the 3.5 billion dollar-a-year organic food industry, including meat and poultry. Right now organic food labeling varies from state to state and the new rules should create uniformity and increase consumer confidence in the products they're buying. Join Ray Suarez for a look at the difference between organic and non-organic foods and whether the new standards will make you're trip to the grocery store less confusing... on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.



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