“At long last, hydroponic organic produce suppliers can breathe easier.
By a vote of 8 to 7, the National Organic Standards Board on Nov. 1 rejected proposals to make hydroponic and aquaponic production methods prohibited under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program.
The prelude to the NOSB meeting generated intense lobbying efforts by the National Organic Coalition, the Cornucopia Institute and others promoting the necessity of soil-based organic production systems. However, their efforts to prohibit hydroponic systems for organic production were turned back by the NOSB, delivering a win to organic producers such as Wholesum Harvest and the greenhouse lobbying group, the Coalition for Sustainable Organics.”
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