Some fresh produce from hydroponic growers has been approved for and is being sold under USDA’s organic seal, but farmers who grow their organic crops in the soil don’t like the competition.

The litigious Center for Food Safety two weeks ago filed a rule-making petition with U.S. Department of Agriculture,
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Amid the media fervor surrounding the Townsend Farms hepatitis A outbreak, news outlets and commentators have noted that the farm imported various berries for its frozen berry mix from countries as far off as Chile, Argentina and Turkey. Soon after the outbreak’s announcement, a lawyer for Costco – the main
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