Monthly Archives: May 2015

21 05, 2015

Regulatory Review – NOSB Spring 2015 Meeting Summary

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Before the Sunset: Spring NOSB Meeting Covers New Ground; Nearly 200 Materials Up for 2017 Sunset Review  By Alesia Bock, AgriSystems International The Spring 2015 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting welcomed several new board members, received a large amount of public comment, voted on material petitions and 2016 Sunset review, and renewed a call [...]

21 05, 2015

US Has to Import Organic Corn

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Growing demand for organics, combined with near-total reliance by US farmers on GMO corn and soybeans, is driving a huge increase in US imports of organic and non-GMO corn from such far-flung countries as Romania, Turkey and the Netherlands - the top three exporters of organic corn to the US in 2014, respectively, says the [...]

21 05, 2015

GMO Labeling Round Up — guest blog

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Guest Blog  By Steven Hoffman USDA To Launch Non-GMO Certification and Labeling Program: “USDA Process Verified” New “pay-to-play” program calls for companies to pay USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service to certify accuracy of non-GMO claims and allow “USDA Process Verified” to be added to a product’s non-GMO label claims. Washington, DC (May 18, 2015) - Rather [...]

21 05, 2015

Major Food Brands Dump the Junk

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Guest Blog By Steven Hoffman  From Pepsi to Panera, more than a dozen major food brands and restaurant chains have announced in the past year that they are getting rid of controversial additives, artificial colorings and ingredients, antibiotics, and GMOs, or adding organic products to their mix. Boulder, CO (May 18, 2015) – Talk about [...]