Stop the USDA Political Bureaucrats and Corporate Lobbyists from Hijacking the Independence of the National Organic Standards BoardTuesday, April 12th, 2016
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[See Cornucopia’s comprehensive analysis, including a side-by-side comparison of the new draft and existing PPM]
Act by 11:59 PM (Eastern) this Thursday, April 14
Tell NOSB members to table changes to their policy and procedures manual (PPM)
The National Organic Standard Board’s (NOSB) Policy and Procedures Manual (PPM) was originally developed by the board itself, with public input. However, in August 2015 USDA bureaucrats and political appointees drafted a radical new copy, watering down the authority of the independent board, created by Congress, and making it easier for synthetic chemicals to be used in organic farming and food production. Read Full Article »