Given the problems of the US organic market and USDA's difficulties to police it effectively, two new initiatives are taking place, which should bring substantial changes. Firstly, an independent investigation unit - OrganicEye (part on the not for profit group Beyond Pesticides) has been formed to provide a resource for the organic farming community and their customers, and hold the USDA to account. Secondly, the USDA is about to publish a new organic enforcement rule, which should have an impact on organic regulations both in the US market and abroad and improve enforcement. Hopefully these two initiatives will help to reduce organic fraud in the US market.

2018447?profile=RESIZE_710x Read the articles on OrganicEye and the USDA enforcement rule

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