Top Dog: Organic and Natural Pet Food Sales Soar in Wake of China Scandal

The market for conventional pet products has gone to the dogs, following reports of tainted ingredients from China that resulted in recalls of more than 154 brands and a massive loss in consumer confidence. Food-grade wheat gluten contaminated with melamine and cyanuric acid is now estimated to have killed or sickened as many as 39,000 dogs and cats in the United States, according to a July 12, 2007 article in The Nation magazine. During the first four weeks after the recall began in

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