The 'Ecowellness Standard' is the latest applicant for the IFOAM Family of Standards. IFOAM will now assess equivalence of this standard against the IFOAM Standards Requirements (COROS). Following IFOAM policies and procedures, stakeholders may comment on the applicant by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should be submitted latest on 7 April 2012, to be taken into account.
This latest application brings the number of applications received since the beginning of 2011 to 21. Out of these, 8 standards have already been approved and 13 are currently under review, IFOAM reports. More information on the standards is available here.