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Glossary: biobased product

1. commercial or industrial product (other than food or feed) composed in whole or in significant part of biological products, forestry materials, or renewable domestic agricultural materials, including plant, animal, or marine materials. 2. product that meets the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Biobased Products Procurement Program. Source: 7 CFR § 2902.2 (2011). USDA promotes the use of biobased products by both the federal government and consumers. The program uses radiocarbon analysis to
distinguish between contemporary carbon input and carbon derived from fossil-based input, and recognizes products based on levels of contemporary carbon input.
Source: 7 CFR § 2902.7(c)(2011).