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Posted on Wednesday August 16, 2017

Negotiators for Canada, Mexico, and the United States are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week for the first round of talks concerning modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The meetings began today and are set to run through Sunday. The Organic Trade Association has submitted comments to the record, and provided testimony last month […]

Posted on Wednesday August 16, 2017

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service extended the deadline to August 25 for stakeholders to provide feedback on 30 questions posted by the agency concerning developing labeling for genetic engineering on products. The Organic Trade Association already submitted its final comments in time for the original July 17 deadline. The GMO labeling bill passed last summer included […]

Posted on Wednesday August 16, 2017

The comment period for the upcoming fall National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting is currently open, and the public can submit either written or oral comments at this time. Visit the meeting website for materials related to the October 31-November 2 meeting in Jacksonville, FL. The NOSB proposals will be posted on or around September […]

Posted on Wednesday August 16, 2017

Clearing up misinformation about organic food and farming, Dr. Jessica Shade, Director of Science Programs at The Organic Center, wrote an article published this past week on AGDAILY.com in response to a recent opinion piece entitled “Eliminate the double standard in conventional and organic pesticide perceptions.” In her piece entitled “Know the facts about organic […]

Posted on Wednesday August 16, 2017

A study published in the scientific journal Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment and summarized by The Organic Center has found that organic vineyards in Spain are home to more butterflies and plants than are their conventional counterparts. Researchers surveyed butterflies, plants, moths, and birds in organically farmed and conventional vineyards. They also collected additional focused biodiversity […]

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