Congress wants organics investigated
$500,000 for the USDA's inspector general to investigate the department's National Organic Program, to determine whether federal standards are being properly observed before farmers and food producers are allowed to use the certified organic label on food products.
The bill still needs to move through the Senate. Their version does not include the additional $500,000 in funding for the investigation. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), who authored the original law that established the USDA organics program, may propose that funding be added to their version when it comes to the Senate floor.
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