Engineered Nanotechnology prohibited from use in Organic Production and Handling

The National Organic Program has finally codified (most of) a NOSB recommendation on engineered nanotechnology in organic production and handling. All engineered nano particles are synthetic. There are no non-synthetic engineered nano, even if it has been engineered from an organic Ag product. This designation requires that all engineered nano HAS to be petitioned to the NOSB for inclusion on the National List. As much as some people wanted, nanotechnology is not included within the definition of Excluded Methods. Excluded methods was defined to cover GMO and refers to genetic alteration, not physical.

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