|National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000)|
Public Comment Period Extended
Leonardo Academy announced that the public comment period for the LEO-4000 standard has been extended to May 6, 2014. Now is the time the time for producers, processors, retailer and consumers to step up and provide feedback on the draft standard.
Leonardo Academy is facilitating the development of a National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture, under the rules of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The ANSI standard development requirements provide for an open, balanced, and transparent standards-setting process that is internationally recognized. Leonardo Academy, an ANSI-accredited standards developer (ASD), is responsible for ensuring that the ANSI standard requirements are fully enforced and that all interested stakeholders—including producers, food companies, retailers, trade associations, government representatives, environmental organizations, labor organizations, consumer groups, certifiers and academics—have a place at the table.
For information about this project, or to learn how to participate, contact Leonardo Academy:
*This standard setting process was initiated by the April 13, 2007 publication of the SCS-001 draft standard titled Sustainable Agriculture Practice Standard for Food, Fiber and Biofuel Crop Producers and Agricultural Product Handlers and Processors in ANSI Standards Action. In the fall of 2008, theÂ Standards Committee agreed to treat the draft standard as a reference document, and a PINS was filed for this project on November 28, 2008.