Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)

 
Docket ID: AMS-NOP-13-0049
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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October 21-24, 2013 Louisville, KY

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    09/19/2013

      • Aqueous potassium silicate has not been adequately analyzed for potential harmful effects to the nutritional value of foods. I oppose its use in organic production.

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        09/29/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0460
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      • Submitter Name:
        Frances Dunham
      • Please keep organic standards pure. No toxic substances! No Antibiotics! No Synthetics! We also need labeling of GMO products and Country of Origin. You also need to lighten up on...

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        09/11/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0007
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      • Submitter Name:
        Susan Brown
      • Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate may have adverse effects on soils and may be toxic to pollinators. I oppose its use in organic production and ask that it not be relisted.

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        09/29/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0461
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      • Submitter Name:
        Frances Dunham
      • Dear USDA and NOSB, The health of our families is a stake. It was a shock to know someone is allowing the use of ammonium hydroxide in our food. Please discontinue any petition to...

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        10/01/2013

      • ID:
        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0732
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      • Submitter Name:
        James McCloskey
      undefined
      • See attached file(s)

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        10/01/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0731
      • Organization:
        International Food Additives Council
      • Submitter Name:
        Haley Stevens
      • My son has G6PD, an enzyme deficiency. The use of antibiotics especially streptomycin and tetracycline is contradicted for people with this condition. It is unbelievable to me...

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        09/29/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0462
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      • Submitter Name:
        Susan Watson
      • Please do not contaminate our food with streptomycin. We need our bodies to receptive to it as a medication when needed.

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        09/24/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0289
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      • Submitter Name:
        David Gladstone
      • I oppose the use of antiobiotics in organic apple and pear production. As with tetracycline, I urge the NOSB to take action to remove the use of streptomycin from organic fruit...

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        09/23/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0201
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      • Submitter Name:
        Gerard Brown
      • As a US citizen and a Canadian, I would like to mention in beginning that your decisions affect more than just the United States because of the pecularities of our joint national...

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        09/30/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0526
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      • Submitter Name:
        Sarah Walker
      • As a physician, I see the results of unwanted antibiotic resistance in my work. Please do not allow the continued use of streptomycin on organic apples and pears.

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        10/01/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0841
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      • Submitter Name:
        Howard Freed
      • We are organic farmers, and object to GMO crops being allowed into organic markets under an exception for crops accidentally contaminated by neighboring fields. This dilutes the...

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        09/11/2013

      • ID:
        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0006
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      • Submitter Name:
        Kristina Boudreaux
      • No genetically engineered animal feed allowed in organic! No genetically engineered anything allowed in organic! STOP the Poison!

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        09/20/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0169
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      • Submitter Name:
        arthur tesla
      • Please do not allow the use of sodium hydroxide (Lye) on foods which are sold as organic. It would made the term "organic" misleading.

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        10/01/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0842
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      • Submitter Name:
        Howard Freed, M.D.
      • Please keep GMOs out of organics! Allowing the term "organic" to include foods which have been genetically modified would completely compromise the standard most consumers rely on...

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        09/18/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0083
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      • Submitter Name:
        Carol Holderman
      undefined
      • See attached file(s) for the Livestock Subcommittee.

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        10/20/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0958
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      • Submitter Name:
        Charlotte Vallaeys
      • Please don't let GMO's in foods we eat and serve our kids. We have to be able to trust the government's ability to have a say in what food companies put in their products or how...

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        09/19/2013

      • ID:
        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0149
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      • Submitter Name:
        Nazira Adieva
      • I support the Handling Subcommittee's proposal to reject Ammonium Hydroxide for inclusion on to the National List. As the subcommittee notes, the substance is a "severe irritant...

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        10/01/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0874
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      • Submitter Name:
        kim hutchinson
      • Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (SCP) is currently listed as an algaecide. Its use in organic crop production is restricted to the food uses identified on the product label. I...

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        10/01/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0734
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      • Submitter Name:
        Susan Von Struensee
      undefined
      • See attached file(s)

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        09/11/2013

      • ID:
        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0005
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Richard Theuer
      • I understand the NOSB has the opportunity to end the use of streptomycin, the last remaining antibiotic currently approved in organic agriculture. As a consumer of organic food...

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        09/25/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0302
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      • Submitter Name:
        Steve Seuser
      • Ammonium hydroxide is a powerful alkali and should NOT be allowed for use as a boiler additive. It's considered a severe irritant of serious toxicological concern!

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        10/01/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0693
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        anonymous anonymous
      • As a avid consumer of all organic foods, I urge you to stop the use of streptomycin in organic apple and pear orchards. Thank you for your support.

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        09/25/2013

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        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0303
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      • Submitter Name:
        Kathleen Douma
      • If public disclosure of materials and processes is restricted by claims of proprietary information, the buying public cannot have complete confidence in "USDA Organic...

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        09/29/2013

      • ID:
        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0465
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Frances Dunham
      • Please do not allow GMOs into anything that would be labeled organic, including feed for livestock. GMOs have NO place in organic food production. We depend on pure whole food when...

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        09/18/2013

      • ID:
        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0029
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      • Submitter Name:
        Anne Stabile
      • Genetically Modified Organisms are NOT organic...they do not originate in nature but from scientific experimentation and are organic material INFECTED by human interferrence...do...

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        09/19/2013

      • ID:
        AMS-NOP-13-0049-0144
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      • Submitter Name:
        stacey hughes
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