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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… Read more

JM Fortier handles vegetables at his market booth at Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal

Farmers And “Organic Experts”

July 13, 2019

Jean-Martin Fortier doesn’t need to be certified with the Canadian Organic Growers. But he is. He doesn’t need to be certified with the Real Organic… Read more

Do We Dare Speak Out? Organic Farmers Are Going Out of Business

July 9, 2019

Do We Dare Speak Out? I wrote an article that came out last week in the Independent Science News entitled The Hydroponic Threat to Organic… Read more

The USDA Gives In: Evidence of Glyphosate in Organic

June 9, 2019

We don’t get many wins with the Federal government these days. But we had one last week. USDA had been allowing the use of prohibited… Read more

hydroponic tomatoes being grown in an indoor facility

Instant Organic Continues To Be Allowed. Just Add Water.

June 4, 2019

It is a simple question. Is a three-year transition required for all operations in USDA organic? We finally have proof of the answer. Zero transition… Read more

Real Organic Project Pilot Farm growing blueberries in soil

USDA Organic Now Allows Herbicides

April 7, 2019

USDA Organic Now Allows Herbicides A few weeks ago I got to ask an important question of Jennifer Tucker, the head of the National Organic… Read more