News

Organic products could be cheaper, thanks to Japan

Organic products could be cheaper, thanks to Japan

Photo: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Japan have agreed to make it easier to import each other’s organic products, the latest step in a global effort that could give consumers access to more — and cheaper — organic food.

The Agriculture Department is planning to announce an agreement Thursday between the United States and Japan that will allow organic products to be certified in one of the countries and be sold as organic in both.

The agreement is similar to a 2009 deal with Canada and a 2012 deal with the European Union. Agriculture officials say they are looking at agreements with other countries as well.

The result could be a flow of new products to the U.S. market and higher profits for U.S. organic producers.

Recent Headlines

29 minutes ago in Entertainment

Could we soon see ‘Mrs. Doubtfire 2?’

Fresh
robinwilliams

This could be the sequel we've been waiting for.

49 minutes ago in Music

Willie Nelson doesn’t get older; he just gets cooler

Fresh
willienelson

Just days before his 81st birthday, the country star will pick up a fifth-degree black belt.

1 hour ago in Music

’15 ACM Awards sell out in mere minutes

Fresh
acm

Next year's Academy of Country Music Awards is already a hit.

1 hour ago in Entertainment

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett officially file for divorce

Fresh
poehler

Though they've been separated since 2012, we're sad to see one of Hollywood's funniest couples split.

1 hour ago in Entertainment

‘Hobbit’ star found guilty in drug case

Fresh
mikaelbran

Actor Mikael Persbrandt has been sentenced to five months in jail for buying cocaine.