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AnnouncementMarch 24, 2015




The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce that a new policy memo has been added to the National Organic Program Program Handbook.

New Policy Memo:  Nanotechnology


On March 24, 2015, NOP issued a policy memorandum to certifying agents and material evaluation programs to provide clarification on the use of nanotechnology in organic production and handling.  


PM 15-2 Nanotechnology  


This policy memo is part of the NOP Handbook, which includes all guidance, instructions and policies under the USDA organic regulations. 

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