USDA Seeks Comments From Organic Consumers

If you agree that organic foods should be free from unnecessary synthetic ingredients, make your voice heard and write to the USDA by December 26, 2012.


| December 6, 2012



Industrial Ag

The organic community must make clear that synthetic nutrients should be individually reviewed by the National Organic Standards Board, and if approved, should be individually listed on the National List of allowed materials.


Photo By The Cornucopia Institute

This article is posted with permission from The Cornucopia Institute 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public comment on a rule that would continue its policy of allowing the indiscriminate and illegal addition of synthetic nutrients to organic foods. 

Nutrients occur naturally in foods, and many are essential for good health.  But organic consumers expect that any added nutrients in processed foods be derived from natural or organic sources rather than synthetic versions that are mass-produced in laboratories and factories by chemical corporations, often using hazardous petrochemical solvents.

If you agree that organic foods should be free from unnecessary synthetic ingredients, as the federal organic regulations require, please make your voice heard.

Make your voice heard.  Full instructions for commenting to the USDA 

Additional Background 

In the past six months, organic stakeholders won a string of victories at the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meetings, which upheld organic integrity and rejected corporate petitions for eight synthetic nutrients. 





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