Trump administration scraps organic food regulations


The Trump administration has stuck a fork in new regulations requiring “certified organic” cows and chickens have enough room to spread their wings and hooves.

The Obama-era rules required organic poultry have enough room to run around, while livestock sold under the label had to have year-round access to an outdoor space and comfy indoor pens, The Hill reports.

The regulations were supposed to come into effect on March 20, but the Department of Agriculture delayed them three times and on Friday officially announced its intention to put them out to pasture — arguing they will “hamper market-driven innovation and evolution and impose unnecessary regulatory burdens.”

The move had many organic trade groups madder than a wet hen.

Read more at the NY Post