OTA prepares comments on Non-GMO Project Standard

commentsThe Non-GMO Project is currently accepting comments on the Non-GMO Project Standard (Version 11)The comment 60-day comment period will close end at the close of business on Friday, Sept. 5. OTA recognizes that there is substantial overlap between the Non-GMO Project standards and the USDA NOP standards, and we would like to encourage further collaborative efforts in keeping GMOs out of our food system. On behalf of its members, OTA is preparing comments requesting that the Non-GMO Project, with the exception of its GMO testing requirements, accept NOP certification as an equivalent means of satisfying the core requirements (segregation and traceability) of the Non-GMO Project Standard. Look for OTA’s draft comments and talking points in next week’s News Flash. OTA encourages members to support OTA’s comments and weigh in through the Non-GMO Project’s website. Contact Gwendolyn Wyard if you have questions.

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