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Official: Be wary of farmers' 'organic' label

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture advises consumers to carefully look for the USDA organic label or certifier seal if they are truly looking for organic food. Some farmers may claim to be "organic" but may not meet the standards, agriculture officials say.
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture advises consumers to carefully look for the USDA organic label or certifier seal if they are truly looking for organic food. Some farmers may claim to be "organic" but may not meet the standards, agriculture officials say.

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