January 11, 2019 Feature

The USDA National Organic Program and the Effort to Maintain Organic Food Integrity

By Stephen Forbes, Ph.D., and Ramkrishnan Balasubramanian, Ph.D., MBA

The organic food industry is the fastest-growing sector in American retail grocery sales, reaching $47 billion, or 6.4%, of total grocery sales of $822 billion in 2017.1 It is unlikely that any major law firm in America does not have clients that produce, transport, distribute, or sell (retail grocery and food service) organic foods.

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