What Does Organic Mean: Why Organizations Are Pressuring the FTC

October 27, 2016

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  • Melanie Ott

Active Junky is a big proponent of “truth in labeling,” so we’re troubled to learn that, while food must meet certain requirements to sport a USDA Organic logo, no such certification process exists with non-food items. And there is no uniform definition of what constitutes “organic,” leaving confusion — and a lack of clear standards — between food industry organic standards and non-food items. Groups including the Organic Trade Association are pressuring the FTC to set requirements for non-food organic certification, calling for transparency and consistency when labeling anything "organic." Read the whole story here.

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