US government shutdown could harm organic fraud prevention

US government shutdown could harm organic fraud prevention

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Development of new standards for organic imports and grains put on hold during lapse of federal funding.

Normally, John Bobbe would have complained about the mysterious ship that delivered what it claimed to be organic grain in North Carolina late last month. But there was no one available to investigate his complaint that the ship had not identified the grain’s nation of origin.