Exploding consumer demand for organic products has driven a steady expansion of the industry, but the Agriculture Department's National Organic Program, which regulates organic foods, has been run by a small staff on a limited budget. In his proposed budget, President Obama has doubled the funding for the program.
SOURCE: USDA; Organic Trade Association | The Washington Post - July 03, 2009
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