The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet in November to decide on a range of issues regarding the future of organic food and farming in the United States. The 15 member board will vote to allow or prohibit substances and practices in certified organic food and farming after considering input from any interested members of the public, such as farmers, consumers, food processors, or professionals.
Public participation is vital to the development of organic standards, as farmers and consumers relay their ideas to the board for consideration. Take action now.
The documents on the issues that will be considered at the Fall 2011 NOSB meeting (November 29-December 2, 2011 in Savannah, GA) are open for public comment until November 13. To read all of the recommendations from the various board committees, go tothis page and select the committees from the drop down menu. The proposed recommendations are then sorted by date. You can also view the agenda for the full meeting.