Committee chosen to develop ANSI sustainable agriculture standard
Date of publication: August 4, 2008
Source: Food Chemical News
Excerpt from article:
The Wisconsin-based Leonardo Academy has chosen a committee to develop a sustainable agriculture standard for adoption by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Organic and small-scale farming are strongly represented on the panel, which also includes representatives of major agribusiness trade associations and well-known food companies such as Kellogg and General
Mills (see below).
Controversy has dogged the ANSI standard development process from its inception. Critics of a draft standard for trial use (DSTU) earlier speculated that representatives of conventional agriculture would
decline to participate on the committee because of perceived bias against biotechnology and other new technologies (see FCN May 26, Page 20)....