Ever wonder if that $5 tomato you just bought is really "organic"?
From the AP:
- WASHINGTON - Some farmers are worried that a federal court ruling requiring that the Agriculture Department must come up with stricter standards for organic food will slow the fast-growing industry.
Consumers advocates say the decision it will help ensure that people get higher-quality food when they buy products with the organic label.
The U.S. District Court in Maine finalized a court ruling this month that bans synthetic ingredients in products labeled organic. Also, the ruling requires dairy farmers to feed their cows 100 percent organic feed during the transition to organic.