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"Emerging Sustainability Standards"

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  • Sustainability Consortium –input missing from producers (troubling language on coexistence of biotech-organic will be resolved in producer meetings)Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops- $761,820 for grant period from October 2011- September 2013
  • 5% of supply chain might not be selling to Wal-Mart – bye
  • 5% of supply chain might not be selling to Wal-Mart – bye
  • ADM’s applicable South American soy-handling facilities and the specific South American farmers growing those <250,000 MT S. American soybeans, certified to Int’l Soc. Carbon Certification standard.Class actions enforcing consumer fraud law are “Private attorney General”
  • ADM’s applicable South American soy-handling facilities and the specific South American farmers growing those <250,000 MT S. American soybeans, certified to Int’l Soc. Carbon Certification standard.Class actions enforcing consumer fraud law are “Private attorney General”
  • ISO – trade barriers defensible at WTO (SCS-001/LEO 4000 and SCS-002).
  • Tell how RTRS and RSB but others responded to US soybean and corn grower association comments by going technology neutral. expert group decided non-GM must establish a buffer, changing current text requiring “GM” growers to “prevent migration” to non-GM crops
  • UK Prof. Professor Tim Benton -- given the lower yield and the limited biodiversity benefit of organic farming, it is not “sustainable to promote it as the best or only method of agriculture”.
  • with nationwide permanent injunction pending Environmental Impact Assessment – including impact to nonGMO alfalfabound for Japanese cattle.

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