UK: Soil Association warns of potential for large scale fake organic scam
Fake organic produce may be on sale in the UK, part of a large-scale scam hoping to cash in on the growing consumer market. The claims have followed an investigation by German authorities, made when it was alleged that over 20,000 tonnes of grain exported to Britain were fraudulently sold as organic. Organic producers in Britain are legally monitored by an official register. However there exists a loophole in this practice for traders and wholesalers to escape officials' scrutiny.
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