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Islander
10-28-12, 09:56 PM
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The Cornucopia Institute
October 27, 2012

Positive news for organic consumers from the recent National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting held Oct. 15-18 in Providence, Rhode Island: despite heavy corporate pressure the NOSB has rejected the petitions to allow synthetic versions of the nutrients taurine, lycopene, lutein and l-carnitine in organic foods, including organic infant formula.
The NOSB also rejected the petitions for two synthetic preservatives for use in organic infant formula.

This is a huge victory for the organic community and those who believe in organic integrity, and represents a shift in the recent direction of the NOSB and confirmation that the pressure Cornucopia brings to bear, in providing transparency to the process, has great utility.

The organic seal should signal that the product is free from unnecessary synthetic ingredients -- an alternative to the chemical cocktails of the conventional food supply that some call “food.” By rejecting these petitions, the NOSB reaffirmed that synthetic nutrients and synthetic preservatives have no place in organic foods. Cornucopia provided significant written and oral testimony to the NOSB urging rejection of these questionable synthetic ingredients.

Stay tuned for a full NOSB report from Cornucopia (http://app.streamsend.com/c/17299563/10320/fcdtLmv/9pOA?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cornucopia.org) in November.