Bluestem Associates wrote:
> Has it occurred to anyone that an organic farmer (at least in a
> balanced operation) would not *sell* manure off the farm?
uh-huh. Everybody wants more, not less.
> In other words, the only possible sources of "organic" manure would be
> grossly concentrated confinement operations, like a particular dairy
> (that will remain nameless here),
Will the pasture requirement for ruminants make a difference to that
operation? Or will they escape it?
> certified "organic" only because some
> "Liberian registry" certification program will certify just about
> anything for the right price.
Yes, well, too bad that we ignorant consumers will no longer be able to
discriminate against that particular certifier in favor of the ones
whose standards are more in line with our expectations.
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