An Organic Debate

Alastair Bland writes about the debate on new organic standards for wine.

Yet the United States Department of Agriculture organic stamp, a green seal that signifies both organic grapes and also no added sulfur dioxide, or sulfites, in the bottle, now lies at the heart of a battle between American winemakers. Currently, only about a dozen wineries in the world can legally use the USDA organic stamp. But a formal request from a group of California winemakers and marketers, which is currently under review by the National Organic Standards Board, could change this.

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