Author Archives: Kristina Hubbard

OSA to Present at NOSB Meeting this Week

OSA is in St. Louis this week for the fall meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The agenda includes a number of seed-related discussion documents and proposals, from strengthening the National Organic Program’s (NOP) guidance document on the … Continue reading

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Organic Seed is on the Menu at Next NOSB Meeting

The fall meeting for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is just around the corner. Join OSA in St. Louis, MO, from November 15th through the 18th, 2016, for timely discussions and public comment opportunities on a number of organic … Continue reading

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Reports Describe Plant Breeding Priorities for Organic

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA)¬†and Cornell University today announced the release of two reports that detail plant breeding priorities for organic agriculture in the Pacific Northwest and Northeast, respectively. The assessments are a result of surveys and regional working groups that … Continue reading

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Seed consolidation continues. So should resistance.

The seed industry is one of the most consolidated in agriculture, and it’s getting worse. Bayer recently announced that it reached a merger agreement with Monsanto, which will create the world’s largest supplier in seeds and agricultural chemicals. DuPont and … Continue reading

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Over 700,000 People Tell Gov’t to Block Seed Mergers

As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meets today to examine consolidation in the agriculture seed and chemical industry, nine groups have submitted petitions signed by 708,000 people urging the Department of Justice and elected officials to block several pending mergers … Continue reading

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