Lately it seems all we hear is bad news related to NOSB, but mid October, some coolness happened. At the recent National Organic Standards Board meeting held Oct. 15-18 in Providence, Rhode Island, NOSB rejected the petitions to allow synthetic versions of the nutrients taurine, lycopene, lutein and l-carnitine in organic foods, including organic infant formula.
At the meeting, the NOSB also rejected the petitions for two synthetic preservatives for use in organic infant formula. For those who are invested in organic integrity, this is really good news.
If you're interested in learning more about what went on at this meeting visit the USDA NOP meeting pages.