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US National Organic Standards Board: Does It Preserve The Public Voice Amidst USDA and Corporate Interests?

Dimitri, Carolyn and Bronsing , Christina (2014) US National Organic Standards Board: Does It Preserve The Public Voice Amidst USDA and Corporate Interests? In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 4, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 1175-1178.

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Agriculture in the US has a long history of cooperation between government and industry. Organic standards are no exception to this tradition, and despite the seeming incongruence, the US organic regulation is housed in the very agency that supports large-scale, industrial commodity agriculture. We analyze the composition of the National Organic Standards Board from 1992 - 2012, to assess the degree to which politics and corporate interests have influenced the national organic standard.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:organic standards, certification, USDA, NOSB, collective action
Subjects: Values, standards and certification
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
USA > Other organizations
ISBN:978-3-86576-128-6
DOI:10.3220/REP_20_1_2014
Deposited By: Dimitri, Professor Carolyn
ID Code:23696
Deposited On:27 Oct 2014 16:05
Last Modified:27 Oct 2014 16:06
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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