National Organic Standards Board

The detailed agenda won’t be available under sometime after Labor Day, but the National Organic Standards Board Is scheduled to meet Oct. 24-26 at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul. MN. The federal advisory group typically meets twice a year.

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required,…

In advance of the National Organics Standards Board meeting in April, the board’s Crops Subcommittee shared a draft proposal calling for the end of organic certification for hydroponic and aquaponic growers. This proposal, if enacted, will have far reaching and damaging effects on hundreds of producers, thousands of retailers and wholesalers and millions of consumers…

The National Organic Standards Board has voted 10-3, with one abstention, to remove carrageenan from the list of substances approved for use in food items labeled “USDA Organic.” The vote came Thursday afternoon during the board’s three-day fall meeting in St. Louis.

NOSB members were tentatively scheduled to make a decision Friday on whether to …

When the National Organic Standards Board meets this week in St. Louis, its 15 members will confront some particularly controversial agenda items involving whether certain substances and production methods are acceptable for use in food items certified as organic.

People who sell or label a product with the USDA organic seal…