Where do organic standards come from?

Where do organic standards come from?

To prevent the confusion of all 50 states developing separate organic standards, the differences of which could be significant, as well as international standards that must be considered, the USDA, in cooperation with the organic community and industry, has been involved in establishing a set of national organic standards. This has become critical to clarify the meaning of “organic” for everyone involved. With national standards, organic producers across the country can follow the same guidelines and meet universal standards.

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