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Regulation by proxy, how the USDA relies on public, nonprofit, and for-profit intermediaries to oversee organic food in the U.S., David P. Carter

Summary
Regulation by Proxy catalogues the intermediaries that are critical to organic certification, including the National Organic Standards Board, accredited certifying agents, organic inspectors, the California State Organic Program, the Accredited Certifiers Association, the International Organic Inspectors Association, and material review organizations. Drawing on a range of evidence, from original data to the work of prominent food policy authors, Carter assesses each intermediary's contributions to organic standards development, administration, and enforcement. Carter's analysis shows that there are undeniable benefits to how organic food is regulated in the U.S., however, relying on an assortment of intermediaries requires multifaceted oversight for which the USDA may not always have sufficient tools or capacity to realize
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
1 online resource (263 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781498574204

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