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Emerging Standards

U.S. organic standards do not exist for either wild-caught or farm-raised fish.
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AQUACULTURE
The sector eagerly awaits standards providing clear and consistent requirements for organic pet food.
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PET FOOD
There are several certified organic hydroponic operations in the U.S. that comply with organic crop regulations.
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HYDROPONICS
The National Organic Program is currently working on specific rulemaking for apiculture standards.
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APICULTURE

In response to a desire for differentiation of food products not covered under current organic certification scopes, NOSB and the organic sector have made recommendations to develop additional organic standards.  These standards would extend organic certification to products such as honey, seafood, and pet food.  Requirements for new types of organic products will incorporate the fundamental tenants of organic production (ecological balance, contamination prevention, and a preference for natural substances), so the use of the term organic and the USDA organic seal will continue to meet consumer expectations. These emerging standards will expand the breadth of the organic industry, providing consumers with more organic options when shopping for their families.

Aquaculture                 Pet Food              Hydroponics                 Apiculture


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