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Fracking Could Ruin New York’s Organic Food Industry
by Rachel Cernansky, February 7, 2012 for Treehugger

Once Again Nut Butter produces organic products in upstate New York—it’s a pretty successful company as far as organic food goes, considering you can find it in just about any natural foods store around.

But Once Again is growing increasingly concerned not only for its own future as an organic company, but for the entire state’s organic industry, if plans to develop fracking in the state are allowed to continue.

Once Again said New York is the third-largest producer of organic foods in the U.S., and that all 1,600 organic farms in the state could be in jeopardy of losing organic status, the Hornell Evening Tribune reports.

As TreeHugger has explained before, fracking (or hydraulic fracturing) is exempt from many of the federal statutes meant to safeguard the environment and public health, including the Safe Water Drinking Act, Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.

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