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How to stay on the right legal track when starting an organic food business

This story appears in the May 2005 issue of Start Up.

Q: I want to start a business making organic baked goodsfrom my home. Will I have any problems with legal authorities?

A: Your sense of the market is right on--organic food isone of the fastest--growing segments in the food industry. A 2004study by Synovate, commissioned by Whole Foods Market, found that27 percent of Americans are using more organic foods than they didthe year before. And baked goods, right after organic produce, arethe second-largest type of organic food purchased.

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