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Closing Comments of Francis Thicke at End of NOSB Term

Submitted by FoodDemocracyNo... on November 10, 2017 - 1:42pm
Originally published: The Cornucopia Institute There are two important things that I have learned during my five years on the NOSB. First, I learned that the NOSB review process for materials petitioned for inclusion on the National List is quite rigorous, with Technical Reviews of petitioned materials and careful scrutiny by both NOSB subcommittees and the full board.

Victory! Organic Standards Board Votes to Remove Controversial Food Additive

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 21, 2016 - 10:53am

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the National Organic Standards Board—the 15-member stakeholder body that advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture on issues related to organic food production—voted 10 to 3* to remove the controversial food additive carrageenan from the list of allowed non-organic substances.

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