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The Washington Post had a piece over the weekend about demonstrated "weaknesses in the way that the United States ensures that what is sold as 'USDA Organic' is really organic."

While federal officials describe the regulatory system as "robust," critics say that "the system suffers from multiple weaknesses in enforcement: Farmers hire their own inspection companies; most inspections are announced days or weeks in advance and lack the element of surprise; and testing for pesticides is the exception rather than the rule."

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