USDA's View Of Organic Labels Is Rotten, 9th Circ. Told

By Dorothy Atkins (June 7, 2022, 4:30 PM EDT) -- A group of consumer interest advocates and traditional organic farmers fired back against the U.S. Department of Agriculture's argument that hydroponic growers can label their goods as "organic," telling the Ninth Circuit on Monday that the agency "replows" old arguments and ignores congressional intent and the plain language of the law.

In a 40-page reply brief, the Center for Food Safety and other groups argued that the USDA's "unreasonable interpretation" of the Organic Foods Production Act disregarded requirements for clear soil under the law, and that accepting the USDA's interpretation as true undermines Congress' intent that "all organic crop producers must...

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