Monday, November 28, 2011

USDA Issues New Rule Regarding Organic Agriculture

On November 8, 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture published a new rule aimed at addressing the use of tetracycline, formic acid and attapulgite in organic agriculture. According to the USDA press release, the proposed rule embodies many of the recommendations made by an independent body known as the National Organic Standards Board, which advises the Secretary of Agriculture on organic regulations. Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted until January 9, 2012.

Click here to read the USDA press release

Click here to read the entire proposed rule

Written by Andy Schwabenbauer, Research Fellow
November 28, 2011

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