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Nanotechnology: New Threat to Organic Foods

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by *GG*, May 19, 2010.

  1. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

    Concord, NH
    Nanotechnology, the process of manipulating matter at the atomic and molecular level, has no place in organic food. Like genetic modification, it is the antithesis of the organic concept.

    Our friends at the Organic Consumers Union and others recently asked that the United States National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture formally prohibit the use of nanotechnology in organic food production. The NOSB member from General Mills sought to delay the process by demanding that a technical definition of the term be developed. The committee then responded by requesting a technical and scientific review of the issue.

    Canada has already acted. It recently amended its national organic rules to ban nanotechnology in food production as a Prohibited Substance or Method.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hearing from large food companies on this issue, and has a record of siding with industry against consumers, as some of our earlier stories have shown. It is important that we let USDA know that consumers care deeply about maintaining and preserving real organic standards.

    Please add your voice by taking action now to support the ban on nanotechnology in organic foods TAKE ACTION.

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