Cornucopia Institute on Independence of the National Organic Standards Board

For those so inclined:
Cornucopia makes the following suggestion with respect to the proposed draft Policy and Procedures Manual:

Any revisions should be done with full and open disclosure with the participation of the organic stakeholders and the general public. Until then, let the previous version of the PPM stand — the present proposed rewrite should be tabled.

Maintain responsibility for verifying and discussing potential conflicts of interest with the board itself.

In all areas of the PPM make information about NOSB workings available to the public to preserve transparency.