National Organic Standards Board meets in April and will be making decisions
that will, in large part, determine the future of organic foods.
this meeting the Board will discuss GMO vaccines, which are banned from organic
foods—specifically, how to define a GMO vaccine, and the difficulty in
identifying GMO from non-GMO vaccines. The NOSB had asked that all vaccines
registered to the USDA be identified as either GMO or non-GMO, and this
information made available to farmers and certifiers; the USDA argues that the
creation of such lists would imply that there is something wrong with GMO
The Board is also discussing “inerts”—synthetic
chemicals in pesticides that are considered to be “inactive,” even though, as
groups like the Center for Food Safety have shown, many so-called “inerts” are
actually toxic and active. Send a message to the NOSB and the USDA, urging these agencies to take
concrete steps toward removing GMO vaccines and dangerous “inerts” from organic
production, where they do not belong.
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GMO Vaccines and Dangerous "Inerts" Have No Place in Organic Foods!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]