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RSB General Assembly Opens with Approval of New Low iLUC Risk Standard

The RSB kicked off its annual General Assembly meeting with a delegation vote on the new “Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators”. The standard was approved by consensus and will be an ‘optional module’ for operations undergoing RSB certification. Members commented on the new indicators being a key step forward for RSB-certified operators that comply as they will be entitled to an extra “low iLUC risk” on-product claim. Producers will be able to demonstrate that biomass was produced with low indirect land use change iLUC) and therefore minimal impact on food production or biodiversity.

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