We must act to maintain the integrity of organic standards! Action Alert!
The semiannual meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will take place April 25–27 in Washington, DC. Because the NOSB makes decisions that, in large part, determine the future of organic foods (it’s the advisory board for the National Organic Program, or NOP), ANH-USA has been engaged with the board for some time.
After reviewing the agenda, we noted two items of concern.
As we reported last fall, the issue of removing GMO vaccines from organic production has been stalled for years. The stated rationale for NOSB’s inaction is the difficulty in distinguishing GMO from non-GMO vaccines, given the rapid pace of technological advancement.