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LISTEN: Organic Beauty: Buyer Beware

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Ever wonder whether your organic body cream or toothpaste is actually made with organic ingredients? You wouldn't be alone. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has faced a lot of criticism for its weak policing of personal care products. Now some retailers are beginning to pick up the slack. Whole Foods Market says that, starting next year, it won't sell products that claim to be organic unless they receive third-party certification. Jaime Bedrin reports on what this means for consumers.

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Jaime Bedrin is a freelance journalist with experience in TV, print, and radio. She spent five years as a reporter/host at the public radio station in Charlotte, N.C., (and also wrote a beauty products column for the local paper), and was a fill-in h... READ MORE >