Over the course of the next two years, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will review the large majority of crop, livestock, and handling inputs currently allowed for use by certified organic operations. These production and handling inputs (commonly referred to as the National List of allowed and prohibited substances) will be reviewed by NOSB based on their “Sunset” review timelines (October of 2015, 2016 or 2017), and may not be renewed if new information indicates these substances are incompatible with organic production.
It’s critical that NOSB hear from certified farmers and handlers on whether these inputs are consistent with and essential to organic production, or whether there are other effective natural or organic alternatives available. To help facilitate a robust comment process, the Organic Trade Association has created a system for collecting feedback from certified farms and processors. This system will help OTA identify the inputs that should be renewed or removed from the National List!
Please click on this document below to see links to the surveys and information on how to submit your feedback.
Your participation is extremely important!