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NOSB Recommends Prohibiting Engineered Nanomaterials from Certified Organic Products

Posted in Federal, Legal/Regulatory Issues, United States
At the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Standards Board’s (NOSB) October 25-28, 2010, meeting, NOSB unanimously recommended that the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) prohibit engineered nanomaterials from certified organic products. NOSB considered a September 2, 2010, guidance document prepared by its Materials Committee concerning engineered nanomaterials in organic production, processing, and packaging. According to… Continue Reading

IEHN Examines Regulatory Loopholes

Posted in Legal/Regulatory Issues, United States
On June 16, 2009, the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) released a report entitled Bridging the Credibility Gap:  Eight Corporate Liability Accounting Loopholes that Regulators Must Close, which discusses the effect of undisclosed potential and pending liabilities on investors. The report identifies eight regulatory loopholes that businesses could use to hide future liabilities from an investor’s… Continue Reading

Danish Report Finds Nanotechnology Covered by Existing Legislation

Posted in EU Member State, International, Legal/Regulatory Issues, OECD
According to a report recently released by the Danish Ministry of Health and Prevention, nanotechnology research, development, and applications are covered by existing legislation. The report, which includes an English summary, reviews existing national and international legislation in the areas of foods, medicines, the environment, chemicals, and the working environment in relation to current knowledge of… Continue Reading

NTP Board Will Review Proposed Research and Testing of Nanoscale Gold

Posted in Federal, United States
On October 17, 2007, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) announced that the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) will meet on December 6, 2007. The notice states that the preliminary agenda topics include review of NTP study nominations and proposed research and testing activities for several substances, including nanoscale gold. Written comments are due November 21, 2007. The deadline… Continue Reading