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Organic food industry booms; debate on conventional growing lingers




A shopper walks by organic products in a Whole Foods Market natural and organic food store, among the first to have USDA-certified organic products on October 21, 2002 in Tustin, California.
A shopper walks by organic products in a Whole Foods Market natural and organic food store, among the first to have USDA-certified organic products on October 21, 2002 in Tustin, California.
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The organic food market has tripled in size over the past 10 years – it is now worth $35 billion. 

But rapid growth has stretched the organic certification process thin, leaving some to question whether certain goods really are that much better than conventionally grown after all.

Mark Kastel is the co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute, a group that conducts research on agricultural and food issues. He joins Take Two with more.