On Oct. 21, uniform organic standards will be fully realized across the country. After 10 years of debate, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will become the sole regulatory authority governing the production, handling and labeling of all organically grown foods in the United States. During these past 10 years, the market for packaged and processed organic foods has experienced exponential growth, driven by the harried lifestyle of today's health-conscious consumer. Industry observers ...

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