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When the Organic Trade Association releases 2012 data this spring, it expects to report higher sales of organic fruits and vegetables, based on anecdotes and early data from growers, including Watsonville, Calif.-based Lakeside Organic Gardens, which saw its sales grow 30% from 2011 to 2012, according to The Packer.

In June, the U.S. Agriculture Department entered into an agreement with the EU to allow products certified as organic in Europe to be sold in the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

Legislatures across the U.S. passed almost 40,000 laws on a variety of issues in 2011, per data from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Many of these laws went into effect Jan. 1, and here are a few that are food-related.