28 Oct 2020
The Cornucopia Institute begins its coverage of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) fall 2020 meeting on October 28, and continues through October 29 and 30.
Last week, Cornucopia staff and board provided passionate testimony in the Public Comment Webinars:
● Helen Kees on the need to restore the integrity and value of the USDA certified organic seal. Listen to Kees' testimony.
● Cornucopia Director Melody Morrell on the failure of the USDA to protect the integrity of the organic label with respect to dairy production. Listen to Morrell's testimony.
● Marie Burcham, JD, on the necessity of protecting the organic label in the face of hydroponic operations growing without soil, thus failing to meet any of the numerous baseline requirements of both the Organic Food Production Act and the regulations. Listen to Burcham's testimony.
Follow the play-by-play of this week’s meeting on Cornucopia's website.
The folks at Organic Eye will be providing a brief video recap of the NOSB meeting at approximately 5 PM (EST) Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30. You can watch the broadcast directly on Facebook Live or register to view it on Zoom here for Thursday's recap and here for Friday's recap. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join us. The videos will also be archived on the OrganicEye YouTube channel and Facebook page for later viewing.
Transcripts of virtual testimony given before the NOSB during last week’s public comment period by OrganicEye leadership (Jay Feldman, Mark Kastel, and Dr. Terry Shistar). Organic Eye also offers an analysis of agenda items including all petitioned or renewing materials, by Dr. Terry Shistar.