Asa Bradman Appointed to the National Organic Standards Board

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Asa Bradman

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture appointed COEH faculty Asa Bradman to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), the key body approving what materials are acceptable for organic agriculture in the United States. He began his five year term effective January 2017. Bradman will serve as an environmental protection and resources conservation expert and is one the first members with environmental health training.

The NOSB is a 15 member Federal Advisory Board that makes recommendations on a wide range of issues involving the production, handling, and processing of organic products. The Board has specific responsibilities related to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.

"I am honored to serve on the Board and thank Secretary Vilsack and the National Organic Program for their confidence in me,” Bradman said in a press release. “One of my first jobs was picking citrus fruits for export and since then I have worked on many public health issues related to food production.  Agriculture is a crucial industry in California and the organic sector is growing by double digits across the nation. I look forward to helping support the National Organic Program."

Bradman, associate adjunct professor of Environmental Health Sciences at UC Berkeley, is associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health and chair of Biomonitoring California’s Scientific Guidance Panel.

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