Andrew Martin and Shruti Singh
July 11, 2018


The organic industry has sought out government oversight to reassure consumers. Now some worry that deregulation could chip away at that confidence


Regulation isn’t a dirty word to makers of organic food.
So they’re pushing back against the Trump administration, which has killed off a slate of proposed regulatory changes for raising and manufacturing organic products after coming to power promising to remove “job-killing regulations.” In recent months, shelved proposals have included those covering animal welfare, the manufacture of pet food and beekeeping.
Stringent regulations are crucial to maintaining consumer confidence in the organic label that the U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees, according to many producers. They also help manufacturers command premium prices.

Keep reading: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...od-makers-want