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Organic Standards Board Welcomes 5 New Members | Care2

Organic Standards Board Welcomes 5 New Members | Care2

By Margaret Badore for DietsInReview.com In January 2012 there will be five new additions to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). These individuals were announced after winning approval from the USDA in December. The NOSB board is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the national organic standards, in addition to dictating which ingredients may be used in processed USDA-certified organic products. The board, made of 15 individuals, includes the following industry representation: 1 retailer 1 scientist 1 USDA certifying agent 2 handlers 3 environmentalists 3 consumer interest advocates 4 farmers/producers The newest NOSB board members are: Harold V. Austin (handler) He is currently the director of Orchard Administration at Zirkle Fruit Company, an organic fruit tree grower and shipper. He also serves as a board member for two organic advisories – the Washington...

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