OCA, Organic Purists File Complaint Against "Cheaters" With Obama's USDA
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The Organic Consumers Association and a triumvirate of like-minded personal-care brands are leveraging recent court proceedings and the recommendation of the National Organic Standards Board in a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, claiming rampant organic "fraud.
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