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Real Organic Project in the News:

“Farmers with the Real Organic Project present real ideas for solutions”
Monterey County Weekly, January 2023

“Certifications Discuss Where Organic is Heading in 2023”
Organic Insider, January 2023

“How To Read A Food Label”
Wall Street Journal, April 2022

“Vermont organic industry celebrates change in federal dairy rule”
Vermont Public Radio, March 2022

“USDA finalizes ‘origin of livestock’ rule to close an organic loophole and level playing field for farmers”
Vermont Digger, March 2022

“Real Organic Project Profile”
Edible Ohio Valley, March 2022

“What Is The Future Of Organic?”
Civil Eats, February 2022

“The Great Organic Food Fraud”
New Yorker Magazine, November 2021

“National Organic Standards Board sends open letter to Congress concerning organic label integrity”
Ag Journal, April 2021

“Organic Farming: Fighting the Good Fight”
Lancaster Farming, February 2021

“The Pandemic Has Given Organics a Big Boost—but Most Profits Aren’t Flowing to Small Producers”
Civil Eats, October 2020

“Protecting Organic Farming” with Dave Chapman
Seedling TV, March 2020

“Organic food producers, certifiers sue USDA over hydroponics”
Organic Eye, March 2020

“NOP Allows Glyphosate in “Organic” Hydroponic Production”
Cornucopia Institute, March 2020

“Center for Food Safety, Farmers and Industry Stakeholders File Lawsuit against the USDA for Allowing Hydroponics in Organic”
Organic Insider, March 2020

Farmers and Nonprofits Sue Trumps USDA Over Organic Soil Less Loophole
Center For Food Saftey, March 3, 2020

“The Crisis in Organic Farming has Divided Advocates on how to Protect Organic Integrity”
Organic Eye, February 2020

Add-on Label Pushed After Displeasure With Hydroponic Organic Policy
Tom Karst, The Packer, February 3, 2020

“CCOF Board Meeting Takes On (Pet Tiger) Hydroponics”
Organic Insider, Feb 2020

“Real Organic Project add-on label helps farmers show organic values”
MOSES Organic Broadcaster, Jan 2020

“USDA Organic Now Allows Glyphosate in Organic Hydroponic Food Production”
Stillness In The Storm, Jan 2020

Organic food crisis threatens Wisconsin dairy farmers. What’s in your grocery store’s dairy case?
Wisconsin Examiner, Jan 31, 2020

Dave Chapman Webinar on Hydroponics for OFA
January 29, 2020

“Nature’s Path “Legend Organic Farm” Becomes Real Organic Certified”
Provender Alliance, Jan 2020

Real Organic Project add-on label helps farmers show organic values
MOSES Organic Broadcaster, Jan 2020

Dave Chapman, Eliot Coleman, and Chris Grigsby
Common Ground Radio, January 9, 2020

Real Organic Project in the News Summer & Fall 2019:

Bernie Sanders, YouTube, December 5, 2019

“The Real Organic Project – Dave Chapman Farmer Activist”
Digging in the Dirt, WPKN Community Radio, December 2019

“A Time To Stand Our Ground”
The Natural Farmer, Winter 2019

“National Coalition of U.S. Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal Responds to Secretary Perdue’s Comments at Dairy Expo: ‘Bigger Ain’t Always Better’”
Regeneration International, October 2019

“The Organic Agriculture Imperative”
Health Science, Fall 2019

“Local Food Quesnel | Guardian of the Vegetables: The Good Earth”
Green Gazette, September 2019

”The Silence of Our Friends – Guest Perspective from Real Organic Project”
Provender Alliance, September 2019

Gabe Pechlaner interview- August, 1   2019

“Organic Debate on YouTube”
Grower Talks, August 2019 

“Organic Labeling Debate”
NOFA Summer Conference, August 2019

“​Soil Carbon Sponge Strategic Gathering with Didi Pershouse & Walter Jehne”
Land And Leadership Initiative, August 2019

“Organic-grain complaint raises questions about major Argentine supplier”
Star Tribune, August 2019

“Organic farmers’ success causes rifts in the industry”
San Antonio Express News, August 2019

Eugene Trufkin Radio
August 8, 2019

Just Ask
Dave Chapman, Organic Consumers Association, July 17, 2019

“Dave Chapman Executive Director of The Real Organic Project”
iEat Green with Bahvani Jaroff, PRN FM

“The Hydroponic Threat to Organic Food”
Dave Chapman, Independent Science News, June 24, 2019

American Family Farmer
June 2019

Podcasts + Interviews

Real Organic Project in the News Winter + Spring 2019:

Is Glyphosate an Issue for Organic?
Organic Produce Network, May 2019.

Watered Down Organic
Food Chain Radio, May 2019

Glyphosate Legally Being Sprayed on Organic Farms
Max Goldberg Organic Insider, May 15, 2019

“First the Dairies, Then the Blueberries?” Updates from the Real Organic Symposium
NOFA NH Newsletter, May 2019

The fraud in ‘certified organic’ and reclaiming its true meaning
Kaméa Chayne, Green Dreamer Podcast, May 2019

Organic Inc. Who Really Owns Organic?
Emily Thomas, The Food Chain, BBC World Service, May 9, 2019

Vandana Shiva: A Call for Poison-Free Food by 2030
Vandana Shiva, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, VT May 6, 2019

Hydroponically Grown Produce Threatens Real Organic Agriculture
Alison Rose Levy, Truthout, May 2, 2019

Farms, Food, Climate and our Will to Change
Steven McFadden, Mother Earth News, April 25, 2019

Can Hydroponic Farmers Spray Glyphosate Just Before Becoming Organic?
Gosia Walzniacka, Civil Eats, April 23, 2019

Real Organic Project seeks to regain control of soul of movement
Hank Schultz, Food Navigator USA, March 20, 2019

Organic Farms Are Under Attack From Agribusiness, Weakened Standards
Elizabeth Henderson, Truthout, March 17, 2019

Revolution is Afoot for Organic Farms and Food
Steve McFadden, Mother Earth News, March 15, 2019

Organic growers and the controversy over hydroponics
Zach Fitzner, Earth, March 8, 2019

Organic N.H. Farmers, Frustrated by Recent USDA Labeling Decisions, to Gather in Hanover
Britta Greene, New Hampshire Public Radio, February 28, 2019

Keeping it Real: Maine Regenerative Dairy Farmers Lose Contract, Not Hope
Katherine Paul, Organic Consumers Association, February 28, 2019

We Can No Longer Rely On Organic Standard
Alliance for Natural Health, February 28, 2019

The USDAs Unwillingness to Address Organic Dairy Regulations is Devastating Farmers, Leaving Consumers Unprotected and Damaging the Integrity of the Organic Seal
Max Goldberg, Organic Insider, February 27, 2019

Breaking Down the Very Important Legal Action to Eliminate Hydroponics for Organic
Max Goldberg, Organic Insider, February 23, 2019

Ecofarm holds up soil as a pillar of organic farming, even if the feds are trying to change that
Marielle Argueza, Monterey County Weekly , January 24, 2019

Organic Grain Conference Takes Root
Karen Binder, Agrinews, January 18, 2019

The National Organic Program and Its Discontents
Jack Kittredge, The Natural Farmer, Winter 2019

A Time to Stand Our Ground
Dave Chapman, The Natural Farmer, Winter 2019

We Need a Strong, More United Community Now More Than Ever
Linley Dixon, The Natural Farmer, Winter 2019

Real Organic Project in the News Winter + Spring 2018:

Why the Real Organic Project Holds Such Promise
Max Goldberg, Organic Insider, June 6, 2018

Organic farmers form ‘Real Organic Project’ to ensure strong standards
Francis Thicke, Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service, May-June 2018

Organic Farming: New EU rules Adopted
Maria Daniela Lenzu, Council of the European Union, May 22, 2018

Farmers Disagree On Whether Soil-Free Growing Can Be Organic
CBS San Fransisco, May 1, 2018

Vermont Tomato Farmer Leads Defense of Organic Principles
Melissa Pasanen, Seven Days, April 18, 2018

More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label
Lisa Rathke, Associated Press, April 10, 2018

Real Organic Project add-on label hopes to enhance organic integrity
Margarita Raycheva, Non-GMO Report, April, 03, 2018

“Beyond Organic” Food Labels Seek to Supplant the USDA Standard
Katie O’Reilly, Sierra Club, March 23, 2018

Is the USDA the Latest Site of Corporate Takeover in the Trump Administration
Jasper Craven, The Nation, March 18, 2018

As the organic movement fractures, farmers and food companies are redefining the structure they built
Stephanie Strom, New Food Economy, March 15, 2018

Angering Organic Farmers and Advocates, Trumps USDA Kills Animal Welfare Rule
Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, March 12, 2018

The Real Organic Project: Disgusted with the USDA, Farmers Make Their Own Organic Label
Dan Nosowitz, Modern Farmer, March 5, 2018

Organic farmers launch effort for add-on label after disappointing NOSB actions
Magarita Raycheva, Agribusiness Policy, February 26, 2018

Organic purists hatching an auxillary certification label
Ed Maixner, Agri-Pulse, February 21, 2018

Soil Based, Family Farmers Unveil Website For New Label
Max Goldberg, Organic Insider, February 14, 2018

Organic Farmers Write Letter to Secretary Perdue
Organic Trade Association, February 6, 2018

How the Hydroponics Industry Is Undermining Everything the Organic Movement Stands For
Dan Bensenhoff, Rural America, January 28, 2018

Is Organic Food Over?
Lisa Elaine Held, Eater, January 3, 2018