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Major Food Brands Dump the Junk

By |May 21st, 2015|

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 a domino […]

NOSB Spring Meeting Recap: Changes in Sunset Rules Debated

By |June 20th, 2014|

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) held its public meeting April 29 – 2, 2014, in San Antonio, TX, to discuss a number of action items related to the Organic industry. This year, the spring meeting included many agenda items held over from the fall meeting, which was cancelled due to the partial government shutdown […]

Appetite for Organic Tops $35 Billion

By |June 20th, 2014|

The organic products industry grew to be a $35-billion business in 2013, reported the Organic Trade Association (OTA) in May 2014. The reported 11.5% increase from 2012 is the fastest growth rate in the last five years. The OTA expects this growth will continue over the next two years.

 “Consumers are making the correlation between what […]

Organic A Low-Cost Solution to Global Warming

By |June 20th, 2014|

What is the cost of preventing global warming? Not that expensive, really, if one considers switching to widely available and inexpensive organic farming practices, says Rodale Institute in a landmark White Paper published in May 2014.

In fact, says Rodale after conducting more than 30 years of ongoing field research, organic farming practices and improved land […]

Final Guidance Issued on “Made with Organic” Labeling

By |June 20th, 2014|

 

 

On May 19, 2014, USDA National Organic Program issued final guidance to clarify labeling of foods in the “Made with Organic” category, as follows:  “Multi-ingredient agricultural products in the “Made with organic…” category must contain at least 70% certified organic ingredients (not including salt or water). These products may contain up to 30% of allowed non-organic ingredients. […]

Grocery Lobby Group Sues Vermont Over GMO Law

By |June 20th, 2014|

Representing four food industry trade groups, the Grocery Manufacturers Association on June 12 filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont, challenging the constitutionality of the state’s new GMO labeling law. Vermont’s Legislature passed the first no-strings attached, mandatory GMO labeling law, set to take effect in July 2016.

The new labeling law “exceeds the state’s […]

Organic Trade Offers Key Feedback on FDA Proposed Food Safety Rules

By |December 16th, 2013|

OTA Food Safety Task Force urges FDA to base proposed produce safety and preventive controls (HACCP) rules on science and data, and not to conflict with existing USDA National Organic Program regulations.

While undeniably important as a major step in improving the safety of the United States’ food supply, FDA, as part of the Food Safety […]

GMO Update — USDA approves additional GMO crops

By |December 16th, 2013|

On November 6, just one day after Washington State’s I-522 GMO labeling bill was narrowly defeated, USDA moved to deregulate two new GMO soybean varieties and a GMO apple genetically engineered to resist browning. Additionally, reports indicate that FDA may soon approve GMO salmon – the first genetically engineered animal for human consumption.

In approving Monsanto’s […]

USDA Certified Organic Operations Up 240% Since 2002

By |May 10th, 2013|

 The number of certified organic operations increased 240% since the National Organic Program (NOP) began tracking data in 2002. Today, USDA counts 17,750 certified organic farms and processing facilities in the US, up from about 7,400 in 2002. USDA also estimates that there are now close to 25,000 certified organic operators in more than 100 countries worldwide.

According […]

Agrisystems International Marks Succession of Ownership

By |May 10th, 2013|

May 2013

Agrisystems International founder Tom Harding finalized the sale of the international organic consultancy to his longtime colleague Alesia Bock of ASI Consulting LLC in DeForest, WI. The transition to serve clients has been seamless, and Alesia brings 24 years of experience in the food industry, including regulatory, certification and quality roles covering USDA, FDA […]