More Organic Ink

Salon quotes Peter Laufer calling the USDA Organic label “inappropriately seductive” in Organic: A Journalist’s Quest to Discover the Truth behind Food Labeling.  A lovely example illustrates Lindsay Abrams’s wide-ranging interview.

Laufer’s hometown daily, The Register-Guard, calls him a “dogged truth digger” and and says his investigation “makes it clear that confusion and corruption are embedded within the $27 billion organics industry.”

Shelf Awareness awards Organic a starred review, telling its readers “Laufer shines a bright light on the lack of transparency and inconsistency in regulation and enforcement of the term [organic], the pervasive conflicts of interests (farmers and food processors must pay to be inspected and certified), and the comingling of conventional and organic products in the industry.”

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