NOSB, National Organics Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Proposed Discussion Document, Aquaculture Materials Review Update. The official website of the National Organic Program (NOP) is a good place to begin. Multiple labeling packages make claims that animals were handled humanely in the course of the manufacturing cycle, but the verification of those claims varies widely.
There have to be a paper path tracing a product again to its manufacturing site, enabling verification of manufacturing methods and materials. Congress handed its 1990 Farm Bill, a congressional mandate was included in the invoice (Title 21) instructing the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create a national authorized definition of “organic” that would provide reliable, uniform, and enforceable requirements for any food bearing the time period “organic.”
Conventional farming does not necessarily need to be as damaging as massive scale chemical agriculture. There are many small farms worldwide that sparingly use chemical … Read More