The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published the Sunset 2017 final rule.
Removals from the National List. This final rule removes the following three synthetic substances and five nonorganic agricultural substances from the National List for use in organic production and handling.
Organic forms of chia, dillweed oil, galangal, lemongrass, and Chipotle chile peppers continue to be allowed in organic products and are not affected by this action.
Renewals to the National List: Based on public comments to the Sunset 2017 Proposed Rule, USDA is renewing the listing for three substances on the National List: inulin-oligofructose enriched, Turkish bay leaves, and whey protein concentrate. These three substances have been renewed for use in organic handling, and will be reviewed again by the NOSB as part of the 2022 Sunset review.
Bioagricert srl, Italy, and VINALEAN INVESTMENT & MANAGEMENT Co., LTD (VINALEAN), Vietnam, has signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understandin) for the promotion of Bioagricert certification of organic products, Geographical Indications, GLOBALG.A.P. and other no food...Read more...
05-10-2015 Fairs & Events
The organic sector is protagonist of Milano EXPO 2015 during its last month thanks to the Organic Week organized at the Biodiversity Park and to the edition of the Charter of the International Organic Action...Read more...
The 15th edition of the book "The World of Organic Agriculture 2014", presented at BIOFACH Germany 2014, documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. Organic agriculture is practiced in 164 countries, and more than 37.5 million...Read more...