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NEW YORK ABC News correspondent John Stossel was formally reprimanded for his involvement in a "20/20" report on organic food that proved to be incorrect. Segment's producer, David W. Fitzpatrick, will be suspended for at least a month.
But that may not be enough for the Organic Trade Assn. which has threatened to file a class-action lawsuit against ABC to compensate for damage allegedly inflicted on organic farmers after a false report on the industry appeared twice on the net's newsmag.
In a Feb. 4 report on "20/20," Stossel, citing research commissioned by ABC News, claimed …