More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label

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The additional organic label – Real Organic Project, will represent more information about the way that farmers produce the products on their farms. Farmed on water or soil? You could get the answer from this label.

By Lisa Rathke / Associated Press THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement. About 15 farmers and scientists from around the country met in Vermont in late March to create the standards for an additional organic certification program, which they plan to roll out nationally to between 20 to 60 farms as a pilot this […]

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