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Organic Trade

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European Union and United States Agree to Historic New Partnership on Organic Trade

NUREMBERG, Germany, Feb. 15, 2012-The European Union and the United States announced today that beginning June 1, 2012, organic products certified in Europe or in the United States may be sold as organic in either region. This partnership between the two largest...

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ASCO Newsletter Issue 1

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NOP News: Sodium Nitrate

The National Organic Program (NOP) issued a notice regarding the upcoming change to the use of Sodium Nitrate /Chilean Nitrate.

As of October 21, 2012 the status of the Sodium Nitrate is due to expire from the list of natural substances prohibited for use in organic crop production (Section 205.602(g). This change means sodium nitrate may be used without restrictions on the amount used in organic crop production. Compliance to all requirements of the soil fertility and crop nutrient management practice stan-dard must be continued.

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) recommended that sodium nitrate be completely prohibited from the non-synthetic substance list. The NOP has not issued a decision for this recommendation as of yet. To remain on the list it must be approved...

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