USDA Accused of Endangering Organic Consumers

USDA Accused of Endangering Organic Consumers

The Applegate Farms brand, now owned by agribusiness giant Hormel, asserts there are “no nitrates or nitrites added*” on their conventional and organic labels although their ingredient lists contain “cultured celery juice powder.” If you follow...
NOSB Recap: Day Three (Business as usual)

NOSB Recap: Day Three (Business as usual)

The meeting kicked off today with deliberations by the Handling Subcommittee. After rejecting one new petition for a synthetic material, apparently based on essentiality, they cruised through the balance of Sunset materials mostly on autopilot. One exception was ion...
NOSB Recap: Day Two (Shame!)

NOSB Recap: Day Two (Shame!)

OrganicEye Board President, and pioneering Maine organic farmer, Jim Gerritsen making one of his numerous appearances testifying at a previous NOSB meeting. [Spoiler alert: read to the bottom of this report for the continuing organic regulatory theater.] After...
NOSB Recap: Day One

NOSB Recap: Day One

After listening to public testimony for two days last week, the National Organic Standards Board commenced their fall meeting in Sacramento bright and early this morning (Tuesday, October 25). NOSB Director Dr. Jennifer Tucker presented the usual program update and...