A recap of what took place at the National Organic Standards Board meeting in Denver and why hydroponics, which is currently being allowed in organic, is so problematic to the integrity of our industry.
With next month’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in Denver just a few weeks away, the issue of hydroponics in organic is at the forefront of many people’s minds. And with some recent events, a question many people are asking is whether the tide is turning on this issue.
With rumors circulating that The Freedom Caucus, a congressional caucus consisting of conservative Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives, wanting to kill the National Organic Program, we received more clarity into exactly what is going on.
Kathleen Merrigan, former Deputy Secretary of the USDA and a champion of organic, said at the Food Tank conference that “There are some forces of darkness … coming together, thinking, ‘let’s sharpen the knives on organic.’” I discuss what this all means and how recent developments could give us an indication of how challenging the...
President Trump has just named Sonny Perdue as the new USDA Secretary of Agriculture. We take a look at what we know about him and whether there is reason to be optimistic or incredibly concerned, as it pertains to how organic will be treated under this new administration.