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Explanation of Votes
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Agreed with Cornucopia's position
Opposed Cornucopia's position
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Abstained
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Recused
Absent
Did not vote due to absence
Current members in colors:
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Not a current NOSB member
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Independent/strongest upholders of organic integrity
Green
Swing voters
Gold
Pro-corporate agribusiness block

NOTE: Scores may include votes not listed. See archived votes document for pre-2011 meeting

NOTE ON ABSTENTIONS: Abstentions do not support the position of The Cornucopia Institute and other public interest groups. Unlike recusals based on legitimate conflicts of interest, abstentions are often used by members to shelter themselves from potential criticism.

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PositionAffiliationNew ScoreAlgicide soapAmmonium soapsVitamin D3Lignin sulfonateEthylene gas (2015)Sodium silicateEPA list 4 inerts sunset (crops)Glycerides (mono-/di-)TocopherolsXanthan gumBeet juice colorBlack currant juice colorPumpkin colorRed cabbage colorBlack/Purple carrot colorBlueberry juice colorCarrot juice colorCherry juice colorChokecherry juice colorElderberry juice colorGrape juice colorGrape skin extract colorPaprika colorPurple potato juice colorFish oilIsopropanol (livestock)Red radish colorSaffron extract colorTurmeric extract colorDe-oiled lecithinIvermectinMoxidectinCopper sulfateEPA List 4 inerts sunset (livestock)LaminarinEPA list 4 inerts annotation change (crops)EPA list 4 inerts annotation change (livestock)L-malic-acidEgg white lysozymeActivated charcoalSodium acid pyrophosphateMethionine (2015)Ferric phosphateSulfurous acidSodium carbonate peroxyhydrateAqueous potassium silicateGellan gumTragacanth gumMg oxide (listing as petitioned)Mg Oxide (listing with expiration)StreptomycinCBI in petitionsTetracycline sunsetPolyoxin D zinc saltIndole-3-butyric acidBarley beta fiberTaurine in cat foodFerric phosphateOxidized lignite/ Humic scidBiodegradable mulch filmsPGMLSulfuric acidAscorbyl palmitate in infant formulaBeta carotene in infant formulaLutein in infant formulaL-Carnitinein infant formulaL-Methionine in soy-based infant formulaNucleotides in infant formulaTaurine in infant formulaNonanoic acidPublic communicationsCholine in infant formulaGibberellic acidInositolAgar-AgarCarrageenanCelluloseInspector qualificationsAmmonium nonanoateIndole-3-butyric acidPropane (odorized)Arachidonic acid (ARA)DHA from algal oilSulfur dioxide (in wine)Chlorine materialsNickelCopper materials testingSulfur dioxide (smoke bombs)StreptomycinTetracyclineCorn steep liquorEthylene gasSodium nitrateCalcium acid pyrophosphateNutrient vitamins and mineralsClassification of materials guidance
Date of MeetingFall 2015Spring 2015Fall 2014Spring 2014Spring 2013Fall 2012Spring 2012Fall 2011Spring 2011
Cornucopia PositionYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNo
Jay Feldman conservationistBeyond PesticidesBeyond Pesticides97%+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Jennifer Taylor public/consumer interestFlorida A&MFlorida AM97%+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Colehour Bondera farmerKanalani Ohana FarmKanalani Ohana Farm92%++++++++++-[A]+++++++++++++-[A]++++++-[A]+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Barry Flamm conservationistConservation ConsultantThe Cornucopia Institute80%++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Calvin Walker public/consumer interestSouthern Univ. and A&M CollegeSouthern Univ and AM College60%-[A]+++-[A]+++-[A]+++++++++++++-[A]+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Francis Thicke conservationistRadiance DairyRadiance Dairy60%+++-[A]++++-[A]+-[A]+++++++++-[A]++++-[A]+++++++++++++
Nick Maravell farmerNick's Organic FarmNicks Organic Farm53%++-[A]++++-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]+-[A]-[A]-[A]++++++++++[A] see note+-[A]++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Jean Richardson public/consumer interestOrganic inspector/Univ. Vermont retiredUniv Vermont45%+++-[A]++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Kristine Ellor conservationistPhillip's MushroomsPhillips Mushrooms42%[A]++++++++
Steve DeMuri handlerCampbell's SoupCampbells42%+++++++
Paula DanielsconservationistLos Angeles Food Policy CouncilLos Angeles Food Policy33%++
Ashley SwaffarfarmerVital FarmsVital Farms31%+++++++++++++
Wendy Fulwider farmerOrganic Valley/Whole Foods-GAPOrganic Valley31%+++++++[A]++++++++
Lisa de LimaretailerMOM's Organic MarketMOMs Organic Market29%+-[A]-[A]-[A]+++++++-[A]++++
Robert "Mac" Stone certifierState Organic Program - KYState Organic Program KY29%++++++++++++++++++++++++[A]++++
Tracy Favre conservationistEnvironmental Engineer
Manufacturer’s Representative/Certification Inspector
FHPReps29%++-[A]++++++++++++++++++++
Katrina Heinze scientistGeneral MillsGeneral Mills29%++++
Joseph Dickson retailerWhole FoodsWhole Foods28%+++++++++++++
Zea Sonnabend scientistCCOFCCOF25%-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]-[A]+-[A]-[A]-[A]+++++++[A]++++++++++[A]+
Tracy Miedema public/consumer interestEarthbound/WhiteWaveWhitewave Foods23%+++RR[A]
John Foster handlerEarthbound/WhiteWaveWhitewave Foods14%+++++RR+
Carmela Beck farmerDriscoll'sDriscolls10%++++++++
Tom Chapman handlerClif BarCLIF Bar7%-[A]-[A]+++
Harold Austin handlerZirkle FruitZirkle6%-[A]-[A]+AbsentAbsentAbsentAbsentAbsent+++

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Fall 2015
  • Algicide Soap Vote was to remove algicide soap from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Ammonium Soaps Vote was to remove ammonium soaps from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Vitamin D3 Vote was to remove vitamin D3 from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Lignin Sulfonate Vote was to remove lignin sulfonate from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Ethylene Gas (2015) Vote was to remove ethylene gas (2015) from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Sodium Silicate Vote was to remove sodium silicate from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • EPA list 4 inerts sunset (Crops) Vote was to remove EPA list 4 inerts (crops) from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Glycerides (Mono-/Di-) Vote was to remove glycerides (mono-/di-) from the national list as an allowed non-agricultural, non-organic substance. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Tocopherols Vote was to remove tocopherols from the national list as an allowed non-agricultural, non-organic substance. Cornucopia opposed the proposal provided the substance was classified as non-synthetic and an annotation was added banning the use of synthetic solvents. It was re-listed as a synthetic
  • Xanthan Gum Vote was to remove xanthan gum from the national list as an allowed non-agricultural, non-organic substance. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Beet Juice Color Vote was to remove beet juice color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Black Currant Juice Color Vote was to remove black currant juice color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Pumpkin Color Vote was to remove pumpkin color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Red Cabbage Color Vote was to remove red cabbage color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Black/Purple Carrot Color Vote was to remove black/purple carrot color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Blueberry Juice Color Vote was to remove blueberry juice color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Carrot Juice Color Vote was to remove carrot juice color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Cherry Juice Color Vote was to remove cherry juice color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Chokecherry Juice Color Vote was to remove chokecherry juice color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Elderberry Juice Color Vote was to remove elderberry juice color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Grape Juice Color Vote was to remove grape juice color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Grape Skin Extract Color Vote was to remove grape skin extract color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Paprika Color Vote was to remove paprika color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Purple Potato Juice Color Vote was to remove purple potato juice color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Fish Oil Vote was to remove fish oil from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Isopropanol (Livestock) Vote was to remove isopropanol (livestock) from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Red Radish Color Vote was to remove red radish color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Saffron Extract Color Vote was to remove saffron extract color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Turmeric Extract Color Vote was to remove turmeric extract color from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • De-oiled Lecithin Vote was to remove de-oiled lecithin from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Ivermectin Vote was to remove ivermectin from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Moxidectin Vote was to remove moxidectin from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposes the proposal.
  • Copper Sulfate Vote was to remove copper sulfate from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • EPA List 4 Inerts Sunset (Livestock) Vote was to remove EPA list 4 inerts (livestock) from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Laminarin Vote was to classify Laminarin as a non-synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • EPA list 4 Inerts Annotation Change (Crops) Vote was to change the annotation for EPA list 4 inerts (crops). Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • EPA list 4 inerts Annotation Change (Livestock) Vote was to change the annotation for EPA list 4 inerts (livestock). Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
Spring 2015
  • L-Malic-Acid Vote was to remove l-malic-acid from the national list as an allowed non-agricultural non-synthetic ingredient. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Egg White Lysozyme Vote was to remove egg white lysozyme from the national list as an allowed non-agricultural non-synthetic ingredient . Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Activated Charcoal Vote was to remove activated charcoal from the national list as an allowed non-agricultural synthetic ingredient. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Methionine (2015) Vote was to amend the annotation for methionine so as to allow an alternative way of calculating methionine usage in poultry feed. Cornucopia opposed the proposal. Nick Maravell is credited with opposing after abstaining in protest of the inclusion of Harold Austin, who was not present at the meeting and voted via phone link.
  • Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate Vote was to remove sodium acid pyrophosphate from the national list as an allowed non-agricultural synthetic ingredient . Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Ferric Phosphate Vote was to remove ferric phosphate from the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
Fall 2014
  • Sulfurous Acid Vote was to remove sulfurous acid from the national list as an allowed synthetic . Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Sodium Carbonate Peroxyhydrate Vote was to remove sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate from the national list as an allowed synthetic . Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Aqueous Potassium Silicate Vote was to remove aqueous potassium silicate from the national list as an allowed synthetic . Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Gellan Gum Vote was to remove gellan gum from the national list as an allowed non-agricultural non-synthetic ingredient. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Tragacanth Gum Vote was to remove tragacanth gum from the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural ingredient . Cornucopia supported the proposal.
Spring 2014
  • Magnesium Oxide (listing as petitioned) Vote was to add magnesium oxide to the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Magnesium Oxide (listing with expiration) Vote was to add magnesium oxide along with an expiration date to the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Streptomycin Vote was to amend the annotation for streptomycin so as to delay expiration of the material until 2017. It was set to expire in 2014. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Confidential Business Information in Petitions Vote was to approve revision of the material petition process to eliminate confidential business information. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
Spring 2013
  • Tetracycline Sunset Vote was to allow removal of tetracycline from the national list in 2014, instead of delaying sunset until 2016. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Polyoxin D Zinc Salt Vote was to add polyoxin D zinc salt to the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Indole-3-Butyric Acid Vote was to add indole-3-butyric acid to the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Barley Beta Fiber Vote was to add barley beta fiber to the national list as an allowed non-organically produced agricultural product. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Taurine in Cat Food Vote was to add taurine in cat food as an allowed synthetic to the national list. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
Fall 2012
  • Ferric Phosphate Vote was to remove ferric phosphate as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Oxidized Lignite/Humic Acid Vote was to add humic acid extracted with hydrogen peroxide to the annotation already on the national list. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Biodegradable Mulch Films Vote was to add biodegradable mulch films to the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • PGML Vote was to add PGML to the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Sulfuric Acid Vote was to add sulfuric acid to the national list as an allowed synthetic to adjust the pH of chicken manure. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate Vote was to add ascorbyl palmitate to the national list for use as a preservative in infant formula. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Beta Carotene Vote was to add beta carotene to the national list as an allowed synthetic in infant formula. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Lutein Vote was to add lutein to the national list as an allowed synthetic in infant formula. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • L-Carnitine Vote was to add L-carnitine to the national list as an allowed synthetic in infant formula. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • L-Methionine Vote was to add L-methionine to the national list as an allowed synthetic in soy-based infant formula. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Nucleotides Vote was to add nucleotides to the national list as an allowed synthetic in infant formula. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Taurine in Infant Formula Vote was to add taurine to the national list as an allowed synthetic in infant formula. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Nonanoic Acid Vote was to add nonanoic acid to the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Public Communications Vote was to amend the NOSB's policy and procedures manual with regard to public communications. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
Spring 2012
  • Choline Vote was to add choline as an allowed synthetic to the national list for use in infant formula. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Gibberellic Acid Vote was to add gibberellic acid as a non-agricultural, non-synthetic to the national list for use in post-harvest bananas. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Inositol Vote was to add inositol as an allowed synthetic to the national list for infant formula and enteral products. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Agar-Agar Vote was to relist agar-agar as a non-agricultural, non-synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Carrageenan Vote was to relist carrageenan as a non-agricultural, non-synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Cellulose Vote was to relist cellulose as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
Fall 2011
  • Inspector Qualifications Vote was to approve draft guidance to NOP on inspector qualifications. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Ammonium Nonanoate Vote was to add ammonium nonanoate as an allowed synthetic to the national list. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Indole-3-Butyric Acid Vote was to add indole-3-butyric acid as an allowed synthetic to the national list. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Propane (Odorized) Vote was to add odorized propane as an allowed synthetic to the national list. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Arachidonic Acid (ARA) Vote was to add arachidonic acid (ARA) as an allowed non-agricultural, non-organic substance to the national list. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • DHA from Algal Oil Vote was to add DHA from algal oil as an allowed non-agricultural, non-organic substance to the national list. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Sulfur Dioxide (in wine) Vote was to amend the annotation for sulfur dioxide in wine to expand its use from wine "made with organic ingredients" to wine that is certified organic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Chlorine Materials Vote was to amend the annotation for chlorine materials to clarify proper usage. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
Spring 2011
  • Nickel Vote was to add nickel to the national list as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Copper Materials Testing Vote was to require periodic testing for copper levels in soils. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Sulfur Dioxide (Smoke Bombs) Vote was to relist sulfur dioxide as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Streptomycin Vote was to relist streptomycin as an allowed synthetic but only until 2014. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Tetracycline Vote was to relist tetracycline as an allowed synthetic but only until 2014. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Corn Steep Liquor Vote was to classify corn steep liquor as non-synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Ethylene Gas Vote was to relist ethylene gas as an allowed synthetic. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Sodium Nitrate Vote was to prohibit the use of sodium nitrate completely. It was previously allowed for up to 20% of nitrogen requirement in soil. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Calcium Acid Pyrophosphate Vote was to add calcium acid pyrophosphate as an allowed synthetic to the national list. Cornucopia opposed the proposal.
  • Nutrient Vitamins and Minerals Vote was to relist nutrient vitamins and minerals. Cornucopia supported the proposal.
  • Classification of Materials Guidance Vote was to accept the materials committee proposed guidance on classification of materials. Cornucopia opposed the motion.