Monday, April 16, 2007

The Organic Police

There have been some incidents of organic food "counterfeiting," where non-organic produce has been intentionally mislabeled so that it can be sold for the higher prices that organic products command.

But no more! Those clever Brits have developed a test for organic produce. They can distinguish between the atmospheric nitrogen that is used to make industrial fertilizers and the isotopes that are more prevalent in manure and other organic fertilizers.

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