The House Agriculture Committee heard some spirited debate this week on if it should be easier...

The House Agriculture Committee heard some spirited debate this week on if it should be easier for organic food companies to organize industry-wide promotional campaigns, a concept which didn't sit well with many farm-state Republicans. It's been a slow process, but more Republicans have been backing amendments and bills that support the organic food industry. Organic-minded: TFM, HAIN, NGVC, HAIN, BNNY, WFM, UNI, STKL, BDBD.

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  • Yaron Ron Reuven
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    The govt restrictions that have held back organic food industry are being worn out slowly, which would eventually lead to major explosion in industry growth. Good news is that th eventually is now in near term. Non GMO Regulation changes will be biggest change in food industry in past century.
    17 May 2013, 08:02 AM Reply Like
  • CassandraSees
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    Is there something in the water from DC that our elected officials would consider chemicals and GMO as "traditional" and methods that have been used for 10,000 years as "assaulting" the industry??? (Hmmmm ....Will farmers need back ground checks for "assault" crops?)
    17 May 2013, 08:06 AM Reply Like
  • stony3
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    When you talk about "farm-state Republicans" think generally red-state and think "Farm inc." and the need to keep the BIG GUYS, especially the big meat and dairy guys in the driver's seat regardless of the mounting evidence favoring a healthier organic life style for a healthier nation. Labeling turf wars will come into play ... wouldn't want folks to really know what's in those less than organic offerings. That said, I do think some Republicans are starting to get the drift. Watch this battle play out because it really is getting entertaining ... especially for all us Engine 2 dieters.
    18 May 2013, 02:08 PM Reply Like
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