VIROQUA, Wis., April 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based organic food and farm policy research group, is focused on our collective health, access to clean, nutrient-dense food, and the livelihoods of farmers who produce organic food and contribute to the health of the planet.
Asserting its watchdog role within the organic community, Cornucopia continues its biannual coverage of the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting. The NOSB is a 15-member expert advisory panel set up by Congress to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act.
In advance of the meeting, Cornucopia submitted official written comments. These comments restate Cornucopia's objection to the USDA's refusal to follow the recommendations of the NOSB—its own advisory board—while offering guidance on the following materials and issues:
"We hope that the NOSB pushes the NOP to enact their recommendations this year," says Marie Burcham, Cornucopia's director of domestic policy. "The NOP has broad powers to enact regulation, but they've let important policy languish."
Cornucopia's coverage of the spring 2020 meeting, held online for the first time, began during the public comment sessions on April 21 and 23 and will continue during the meeting itself on April 29 and 30. Watch our newsfeed for the full play by play.
Contact: Michele Marchetti, Co-director of Development & Communications, [email protected]
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