Loc: Waterloo, NY
USDA Under Fire for Rules Permitting Agribusiness Interests like Monsanto to Intimidate Scientists
Groups Challenge Major USDA Change to Organic Rule
(Beyond Pesticides, April 8, 2015)
At issue in the lawsuit is a rule that implements the organic law’s “sunset provision,” which since its origins has been interpreted to require all listed materials to cycle off the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances every five years unless the NOSB votes by a two-thirds majority to relist them. In making its decision, the NOSB is charged with considering public input, new science, and new information on available alternatives.