The NOSB (National Organic Standards Board) meets twice each year to discuss what should - and shouldn't - be allowed in organic production. Their next meeting is April 25 - 27 in Washington D.C. and it's open to the public! Can't make it to D.C. but want to share your views on organic production with the NOSB?
The NOSB will be considering topics that include updating the definition of genetic engineering, and whether peracetic acid should continue to be allowed for use as a santizer. For a full list of topics, click on NOSB Meeting Proposals. Written comments can be made through April 14th and submitted online: click here to submit written public comment (pdf).
The NOSB will also be hosting a public comment webinar on Tuesday, April 19th from 1-4pm. You can listen in to the webinar over the phone or online. You can also sign up to give oral comments during the webinar.
The NOSB values transparency and public participation, so head to the NOSB Spring 2016 Meeting Website to find out more and make your voice heard! Over the next few weeks, NOFA's website will offer more information on meeting topics and will feature our public comments on specific agenda items. Stay tuned!