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Will Inclusion of Hydroponics Be the Death Knell of Organic Standards?

Last year, organic food sales in the U.S. reached a record $47 billion, accounting for 5 percent of total food sales, but as organic standards are being devalued, the need for more biodynamic farming becomes more pressing than ever to ensure food quality and environmental protection. Many organic pioneers are now threatening to opt out of USDA organic certification. If stewardship of nutrient-rich soil is eliminated as a basic requirement of organics, an alternative add-on label may be developed. Read more...

 

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