USA: Promar: Organic labeling won't hurt and should help
The new organic labeling standards hinted at by the U.S. Department of Agriculture bode well for food and beverage manufacturers, says consulting firm Promar International. ``Secretary Glickman's recent comments are good in two ways,'' notes Promar VP Don Westfall. ``Most importantly, the standards will help provide uniformity and credibility for the expanding US organic market. In addition, the standards should reassure mainstream manufacturers that organic foods would not be presented as having inherently superior nutrition and health benefits as compared to processed foods.''
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