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Farming organically in a polluted world has become increasingly difficult. In 2002, the federal Organic Rule established uniform standards, a level playing field and a National Organic Program (NOP) under the US Department of Agriculture. The authors decided to go straight to the source and asked NOP officials about Frito-Lay's "100% Compostable" SunChips packaging in particular and compostable plastics in general. The SunChips bags are about 94% plant-derived polylactic acid; the balance of materials includes a thin layer of inks, adhesives and metal used to print, seal and provide a barrier, respectively. Another concern to the organic community, other segments within the US and to many export markets is the potential presence of genetically modified organisms.
ORGANIC FARMING AND COMPOSTABLE PLASTICS Anonymous BioCycle; Aug 2010; 51, 8; Docstoc pg. 24 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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