Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Six Steps

You know how the USDA is giving consumers a period to comment on the new laws that would allow ridiculous things in organic food? Well some people are having trouble commenting so The Daily Green has broken the process down into six steps:

"1. Visit and enable your Web browser so that it allows pop-up windows from

2. Under the heading, “Submit Comments,” click “All Documents Open for Public Comment.”

3. Scroll down, or search with the page, for Docket ID “AMS-TM-07-0062″ in the left-hand column. The title of the proposed rule is “National Organic Program (NOP) Amendments to the National List of Allowed And Prohibited Substances.”

4. To comment, click on the yellow cartoonish bubble icon in the right-most column (To read the rule, click on the document icons to the left of the bubble icon.)

5. Fill out the fields with your personal information and comment, and then hit “Next Step” at the bottom right-hand side of the screen.

6. Preview your comment, change or print it if desired, and then hit “Submit.”

Read the article