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Guest Blog – BIG GMO LABELING NEWS!

By |June 27th, 2016|

June 27, 2016

 Senate Introduces Bill to Overturn Vermont’s Mandatory GMO Labeling Law in Favor of Watered-Down National Standard

 By Steven Hoffman

 

GMO labeling proponents were planning on celebrating on July 1 – the date when Vermont’s GMO labeling legislation became the first mandatory GMO labeling law of the land. The small state’s bold initiative protecting the consumer’s […]

Guest Blog – Consumer Demand Driving Record Growth of Organic

By |June 23rd, 2016|

U.S. Sales of Organic Products Grew 11% to $43.3 Billion in 2015

By Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural

Driven by a groundswell of steadily rising consumer demand for healthy, environmentally friendly food produced without the use of toxic, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, antibiotics and growth hormones, irradiation, genetic engineering, and often inhumane treatment of animals, sales of organic […]

Guest blog- Worldwide Organic Acreage Hits All-time High

By |June 23rd, 2016|

June 20, 2016

 Guest Blog – Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural

Today, more farmers are cultivating organically on more land in more countries than ever before, according to FiBL’s 2016 report, The World of Organic Agriculture, released in February 2016 in partnership with IFOAM Organics International.

At the end of 2014, when data was last collected, 2.3 million organic […]

Regulatory Review – 2016 Spring NOSB Meeting summary

By |June 22nd, 2016|

Several new board members got down to business, Carrageenan was a Hot Topic, and an Expert Panel discussed Hydroponics.

By Alesia Bock, AgriSystems International

Since there were relatively few Sunset 2018 materials up for initial review, time was devoted to important discussions on the future of carrageenan on the National List, and whether Hydroponic/Bioponic methods are consistent […]

FDA Produce Safety – Final Rule Issued

By |January 26th, 2016|

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 Final Rule as […]

National Organic Standards Board – Fall 2015 Meeting Recap

By |January 26th, 2016|

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 up for 2017 […]

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

By |January 26th, 2016|

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 OTA Leadership award […]

Trade Pacts Boost US Organic Exports

By |January 26th, 2016|

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 have […]

Closed Door Meeting May Decide Fate of GMO Labeling

By |January 26th, 2016|

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 the state law, […]

Regulatory Review – NOSB Spring 2015 Meeting Summary

By |May 21st, 2015|

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 for user […]