Thursday, March 05, 2009

It’s Organic, but Does That Mean It’s Safer?

By Kim Severson and Andrew Martin, New York Times (Mar. 3, 2009)

Shoppers who think organic food is safer are often surprised to hear that organic certification has nothing to do with food safety. The recent case of peanut plants in Texas and Georgia sending out contaminated peanut butter and ground peanut products hammers this home. The plants held federal organic certification, but also had rat infestations, mold problems, and bird droppings.

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