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1 year 4 months ago

Marketers fooling you with greenwashing

Greenwashing: it's when a company uses images or terms to make consumers believe a product is more environmentally friendly than it really is, and it happens more than you might think. We've seen the symbols and know the lingo-- terms like 'natural', 'green' and 'organic'-- but it's not all...

3 years 10 months ago

Organization banned from inspecting Chinese produce

The Agriculture Department has banned a leading American inspector of organic foods in China because of conflicts of interest. The Organic Crop Improvement Association of Nebraska used Chinese government employees to inspect farms and food processing facilities that are state-controlled. Some of the products inspected by the association were...

3 years 11 months ago

USDA moves to ban additives from organic formula

The Agriculture Department is moving to ban two synthetic additives from organic baby formula, overturning a Bush administration decision to allow them. The USDA said Tuesday that the department incorrectly interpreted Food and Drug Administration guidelines that appeared to allow the additives, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids also known...

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