Commentary – The Quest for Purity

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is proposing national rulesfor organic food production. The new rules are an attempt tostandardize labeling and quality. But as they are now written, theywill still allow irradiation, genetically altered food and syntheticfertilizers…And that has Great Lakes Radio Consortium Commentator JuliaKing worried:

Organic Producers Upset About Standard

A coalition of organic farmers, natural food stores and supermarkets in three Great Lakes states is pressuring the federal government to scrap proposed standards on "organically grown food." The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Bud Lowell has more: