CFS Comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to discontinue Critical Use Exemptions for methyl bromide and finally eliminate the use of this hazardous, ozone-‐depleting chemical (Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0743)
CFS comments to the National Organic Standards Board on presumption of limited synthetics, synthetic material use in aquaculture, synthetic methionine in organic poultry feed, GE contamination prevention and seed purity, the use of streptomycin in organic apple and pear production, and organic research priorities.
CFS comments on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) proposed Produce Rule address the major areas in the draft Rule that would unfairly, and without scientific basis, impinge upon the integrity of organic production systems and pollinator habitat
CFS comments to the National Organic Program opposing the inclusion of biodegradable bioplastic mulch on the National List of materials allowed for use in organic farming because research has not conclusively demonstrated that it can biodegrade in the field.
CFS comments to the National Organic Standards Board regarding sunset policy; streptomycin; synthetic methionine in organic poultry feed; aquaculture synthetic materials; conflict of interest; and confidential business information (Docket No. AMS-NOP-13-0049)
Center for Food Safety comments to NOSB regarding conflict of interest; public communications; biodegradable bioplastic mulch; inert ingredients; infant formula additives; omnivore diets; biodiversity; and research priorities.
Center for Food Safety comments to the National Organic Standards Board regarding GMO contamination of organic, GMO vaccines, animal welfare, aquaculture, inerts, carrageenan, public participation, and conflict of interest (Docket No. AMS-NOP-12-0017; NOP-12-06).
CFS comments to the National Organic Standards Board regarding contamination of Organic by Genetically Engineered (GE) Organisms, Sulfites in Wine Petition, Aquaculture, Conflict of Interest, Transparency, and Public Participation.
CFS Comments to USDA on proposed National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (NLGMA). CFS believes that food safety is not just about eliminating microbial contamination from farms and processing facilities. It is also about looking at the full spectrum of factors that impinge upon delivering safe, healthy food to consumers across the U.S. and abroad. CFS does not believe that these values and practices that underpin a safe food system can be preserved with the introduction of a NLGMA that is driven by large-
CFS comments to NOSB for April 26-19 meeting in Seattle, re: avoiding conflict of interest in NOSB decisions, prohibiting antibiotics in organic apple & pear growing, clarifying the definition of synthetics, improving animal welfare and slaughter standards and practices, and evaluating accessory nutrients in organic food.
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