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The Organic Food Industry is Booming, and That May be Bad for Consumers

As organic food shifts from utopian movement to lucrative industry, a war is being waged for its soul. Record organic sales in the United States totaled nearly$50 billion in 2017 according to the Organic Trade Association.

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2017 Apple Crop May be Largest Ever

Coming off what could turn out to be the largest apple crop in U.S. history, the nation’s total number of apples in storage stands at 66.4 million bushels, 21% more than one year ago, according to the most recent U.S. Apple Association survey.   Read more

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