August 30, 2012
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will be holding its next meeting in Providence, RI, from October 15 to 18. The NOSB was established by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and is charged with making recommendations on allowed and prohibited substances in organic production and handling, assisting in the development of standards for substances, and advising the Secretary of Agriculture on implementation of the Act.
In addition to concluding and continuing its reviews of a number of substances, the NOSB will be considering such topics as GMOS and seed purity, calculating percentages of organic ingredients, and many others. To see a complete list of topics and proposals, download the full agenda.
The meeting is open to the public, and written public comments or requests for in-person oral comments must be received by September 24, 2012. For more details about the meeting and proposed recommendations, download the Federal Register notice.