Thursday, March 29, 2007

Farmer Wins in Organic Food Fight

"Harvey's legal focus is ensuring food labels are accurate and that food producers cannot label a product certified organic if it isn't. The result of his recent work is a change in federal laws - effective June 8 - that better define what organic means for milk and food, and better inform the public about the products they are purchasing and consuming.

...You've got to watch these federal agencies like a hawk," Harvey said. "They can take an act of Congress and shape it to suit the industry rather than the consumer. It's my objective to get the regulations back in sync with what the Congress intended.

"Organic consumers need more than government assurance that food is safe," Harvey said."

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