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Organic Farmers Lose Battle Over Soilless Hydroponic Growing
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November 6, 2017
The National Organic Standards Board voted to reject a proposal to ban hydroponic growers from being eligible for organic certification.
Organic Farmers Reject Hydroponics With 16 Protest Rallies
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October 23, 2017
Organic farmers have organized protests across the nation against organic hydroponics. The NOSB is set to discuss the issue at…
8 Substances Removed from USDA's Approved List for Use in Organics
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July 17, 2017
The USDA has published a rule removing eight substances from the National List of approved organic products, including three previously…
animal welfare
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April 28, 2017
The National Organic Standards Board has voted to recommend higher animal welfare regulations for the USDA organic label.
Confusion Over Hydroponics Grows at National Organic Standards Board Meeting
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April 25, 2017
Whether hydroponic farming is organic is still unclear as the recent National Organic Standards Board meeting led to more questions…
carrageenan
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January 2, 2017
New research partially funded by the IFAC seems to show that carrageenan is safe for human consumption, but many experts…
USDA's National Organic Program Operating Illegally, Says Industry Watchdog Group
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December 12, 2016
The Cornucopia Institute has filed a complaint against the National Organic Program over what it says are numerous violations of…
carrageenan
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November 21, 2016
Carrageenan, an emulsifier made from seaweed, has been removed from the list of approved organic substances by the National Organic…
usda organic
June 18, 2014
The organic food label is in danger from changes to the National Organic Standards Board according to food and farm…
NOSB
May 14, 2014
Arrests and protests at the National Organic Standards Board meeting signify major discord and may threaten the future of organic…