Cornucopia Institute sues USDA, claiming corporate takeover of organic board

The Cornucopia Institute—an organic watchdog group—has filed a lawsuit against the USDA, claiming that the agency stacked the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) with agribusiness representatives, instead of farmers. The NOSB was established by Congress to determine the country’s organic food and agriculture standards. Two certified organic farmers joined Cornucopia in filing the lawsuit, saying that they had applied… » Read More

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