Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.
WASHINGTON INSIDER: NON-ORGANIC ORGANICS
In all the back and forth about "consumers' right to know" and the "just label it" folks, one thing seems clear, (you might think): the official USDA Organic label guarantees clearly defined, non-chemical foods. You would be wrong.
In fact, government rules are pretty elastic and actually allow "organic" food to be grown with the aid of scores of synthetic substances, as long as those chemicals have been deemed essential. USDA joins with the industry to do ...