18 Apr 2017
Spring NOSB Meeting—The Spring 2017 NOSB meeting will be held in Denver April 19-21. The major issue before the NOSB this spring is whether hydroponic and aquaponic systems should be able to be certified organic (see "Keep the Soil in Organic" below), and the question has been in contention for the past eight years. The issue was before the NOSB last fall, too, and they failed to act. The Cornucopia Institute will be live-tweeting the meeting and posting to its website in realtime. That link is not yet active, but is available at Cornucopia's NOSB page. That page also has links to Cornucopia's public comment on the issues before the board, and an analysis of public comments on the hydroponics issue.