I have long been aware that the Organic Foods Production Act does not allow the use of synthetic substances in or on processed foods labeled as "organic," and that the original regulation was written contrary to the law. It was predictable that the issue would come to a head at some point. The amendment recently passed by Congress has exposed a dilemma regarding the use of these synthetic substances. By focusing on the word "ingredients" instead of "substances," the amendment opens the door ...

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