D.A.R.K. Act or “Deny Americans the Right to Know” Act in Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

The misleading name of H.R. 1599 is the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015” but it is commonly referred to as the D.A.R.K. Act, (Deny Americans the Right to Know Act). This bill has already passed in the … Continue reading

2016 NOFA Winter Conferences Announced

Learn more and register at each chapters’ 2016 Winter Conference website: NOFA/Mass Winter Conference January 16 Worcester, MA www.nofamass.org/events/wc NOFA-NY Winter Conference January 22 – 24 Saratoga Springs, NY www.nofany.org/events/winter-conference NOFA-NJ Winter Conference January 30 – 31 Lincroft, NJ www.nofanj.org/winterconference.htm … Continue reading

FDA released Food Safety Preventative Controls Rule

After a lengthy rule-making process with two major comment periods, the Final Rule for Part I of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) — the Preventative Controls Rule governing food processing facilities — was released earlier this month by the … Continue reading

NOP appoints Hydroponic & Aquaponic Task Force

The National Organic Program (NOP) appointed 16 members to a task force to explore hydroponic and aquaponic production practices and their alignment with USDA organic regulations. The Northeast Organic Farming Association Interstate Council (NOFA IC) and the National Organic Cooalition … Continue reading