16 Dec '11, 10pm

Organic Caucus Chair Rep. Farr Investigates GMOs in Organic Baby Food

Thank you for contacting my office regarding your concern of a petition submitted by Martek Biosciences for Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Algal Oil to be allowed as an ingredient in organic food regulated by the National Organic Program. As the current Ranking Member of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee in the House of Representatives and the original sponsor of the California Organic Food Act as an Assemblyman I support a strong and robust National Organic Program (NOP) based on the tenets of the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA). I contacted USDA and learned the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has revisited its decision to have DHA approved for organic products. The NOSB voted on December 2nd to approve the continued use of plant-based DHA Omega-3 in organic food production used in milk and other beverages but not the kind used in infant formula and baby...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24517.cfm

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