Oregon Tilth believes SOE will help grow the sector while growing an unshakeable trust among organic supply chain participants. Without question, closing loopholes, creating unity among certifiers, fixing ambiguous standards, and increasing fraud prevention collaboration are urgent and overdue.
Our comments aim to:
- Correct issues with vague or open to interpretation language
- Eliminate administrative burden where possible, especially for certified operators
- Account for potential unintended consequences around equity and accessibility