While transcribing some of my CEO interviews from the BIO conference, let me post this interesting news from the US Department of Agriculture about their voluntary ecolabeling plans for biobased products.
First of all, the USDA defined "biobased products" as products that are composed wholly or significantly of biological ingredients – renewable plant, animal, marine or forestry materials. The agency has identified more than 15,000 biobased products commercially available to consumers today.
According to the USDA, the ecolabeling program will allow manufacturers to participate in a voluntary labeling program that distinctively identifies those biobased products on store shelves.
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