22 01, 2017

Is the New USDA Organic Rule Dead on Arrival?

January 22nd, 2017|Environmental Law|

On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a new list of rules governing the treatment of animals that are ultimately sold to consumers as organic food. It is suggested that these amendments to the existing organic livestock and poultry production requirements are an exercise in futility both in that they were published [...]

15 10, 2016

Organic on the FTC Agenda

October 15th, 2016|Environmental Law|

The word “organic” as it relates to non-agricultural products is the topic of the October 20, 2016, roundtable sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is a big deal. The roundtable will explore interpretations of organic claims for products that fall outside the scope of the USDA’s National Organic Program [...]