Thursday, October 05, 2006

Supermarkets accused over organic foods

Environment Unlimited | Food | Pressure to ease standards, say experts: "Supermarkets are putting pressure on organic food watchdogs to lower standards so they can fully exploit a billion-pound industry which is growing by 30% a year, according to leading figures in the movement.

Fears that organic farming is falling victim to commercial pressures to abandon key principles have led to disputes in the Soil Association, the gold standard of the groups that certify "green" products."

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