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Animal Groups Join OTA Suit Against USDA

Washington, D.C. - Two major animal rights groups have joined the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) court battle against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) failure...

USDA Authorizes Carrageenan as Organic Ingredient

Washington, D.C. — Carrageenan, a seaweed extract used in ice cream, high-protein drinks and as a thickening agent in other foods, has received approval...

OTA Slams USDA for Withdrawing Animal Welfare Regulations

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has withdrawn the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) regulation, saying it exceeds the department’s...

Senators Introduce Organic Agriculture Research Act of 2018

Washington, D.C. - The Organic Agriculture Research Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill that works to increase funding for the Organic Agriculture Research and...
FDA, FSMA, New Draft Guidance, Extends Deadline

Industry Comments on FDA’s Proposed Homeopathic Regulations

As the deadline draws near for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision on how to regulate homeopathic remedies, and an article in...
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Last Chance to Comment on USDA Animal Welfare Rollback

You have just one more day to voice your disapproval of the USDA's move to roll back animal welfare regulations. Deadline is Wednesday, Jan....

USDA to Provide Over $17 Million for Organic Feed, Agriculture Research

Washington, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking projects aimed at improving organic production including...

Walmart Sued for Deceiving Consumers about Organic Eggs

Chicago, IL - A federal lawsuit claims Walmart has deceived customers who buy its Organic Marketside brand eggs, according to Reuters.  The suit, filed...

Legislation Introduced to Double Budget of USDA Organic Oversight

According to the Washington Post, a bill has been introduced that would double the budget for the USDA’s oversight of the organic industry to...
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Trump Administration Plans to Withdraw Organic Egg Regulations

Washington, D.C. — The Trump Administration is proposing to withdraw final ruling on regulations that would require organic egg factories to provide their hens...

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