What Is Organic Food?

A lot of parties—notably farmers, distributors, retailers, consumers, government agencies, and environmentalists—have an interest in the answer to the question "What is organic food?"



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Brad Partin and his dog Cody survey their crops.
PAUL BOUSQUET
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The proposed label for USDA-certified organic foods.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
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What is organic food? With so many product on the market making the claim, it's only fair to wonder.
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A certified organic farm in Watsonville, California, owned and operated by Brad Partin.
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