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26 01, 2016

FDA Produce Safety – Final Rule Issued

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Regulatory Follow up: FDA FSMA Produce Safety - FINAL RULE U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final rules implementing Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), including the PRODUCE SAFETY RULE. By Alesia Bock, AgriSystems International After extensive public comment was received by FDA as part of their Proposed Produce Safety Rule earlier this year, the [...]

26 01, 2016

National Organic Standards Board – Fall 2015 Meeting Recap

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Regulatory Review – NOSB Fall 2015 Meeting Summary Marathon Meeting: Fall 2015 NOSB Meeting sets new record, Nearly 200 Materials Reviewed for 2017 Sunset By Alesia Bock, AgriSystems International The Fall 2015 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting received a large amount of public comment, and successfully completed discussion and voting on nearly 200 materials [...]

26 01, 2016

Thomas Harding recipient of “Growing the Organic Industry” OTA Leadership Award

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People in the News -- OTA Annual Leadership Awards Thomas Harding, Jr., President - Lehigh Valley Organic Growers, wins “2015: Growing the Organic Industry Award” at OTA Annual Leadership Dinner, NPEE 2015 By Alesia Bock, AgriSystems International I was so very thrilled to be in attendance as my mentor, Thomas Harding, Jr., won this year’s [...]

26 01, 2016

Trade Pacts Boost US Organic Exports

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January 26, 2016 Organic Trade Pacts Boost US Organic Exports An Organic Trade Association (OTA) report published last year finds an almost 60% upswing in US organic exports to Canada, the European Union and major Asian trade partners as a result of international trade pacts. U.S. organic exporters have greatly benefited from international accords that [...]

26 01, 2016

Closed Door Meeting May Decide Fate of GMO Labeling

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January 20, 2016 GMO LABELING UPDATE Guest Blog By Steven Hoffman In further attempts to derail Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in January hosted a series of secret closed-door meetings with representatives from industrial agriculture and biotech, along with pro-GMO labeling advocates, to try to resolve GMO labeling in advance of [...]