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Who Owns Organic?

February 24, 2021

Who Owns Organic?     I was in a debate last week hosted by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA).  It was an exchange of ideas about the certification of hydroponic as organic. We debated the following resolution:  “The future of certified organic production will include hydroponics.”  Speaking in support of… Read more

Jo Mirenda, Jack Kittredge, and Dave Chapman at the ROP vs OTA debate at 2019 NOFA Summer Conference

Real Organic Project Debates OTA

August 17, 2019

Real Organic Project Debates OTA Last weekend I debated Jo Mirenda from the Organic Trade Association on the most basic of questions: “Is the USDA National Organic Program Doing its Job (protecting the values of traditional organic agriculture and meeting consumer expectations)?” I said no. It was a strange debate… Read more