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05-01-14, 06:43 PM
Cornucopia Institute
April 24th, 2014

“Undermining Congressional Protections” Results in Threats of Lawsuits and Protests

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: When the organic industry gathers in this central Texas city next week sparks are predicted to fly when farmers and consumer activists face off with government regulators who they have accused of a “power grab,” significantly eroding a unique public and private partnership that Congress created in the governance of organic food and agriculture.

At issue is the unilateral reversal of 20 years of precedent in the congressionally-mandated National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) effectively deciding the working definition of “organic” as a food production system and what, if any, synthetics are safe to include in organic food. The NOSB, a 15-member panel of organic stakeholders, representing farmer, consumer, environmental, retail, scientific, and food processors, will begin its Spring 2014 meeting on April 29.

Keep reading: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/04/organic-activists-charge-usda-regulators-capitulating-corporate-interests/