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OCA Applauds Organic Board's Recommendation To USDA: "Outlaw Nanotech"

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

With a push from the Organic Consumers Association, the National Organic Standards Board is recommending that the use of nanotechnology be strictly prohibited from products certified under the National Organic Program

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