> Subject: Re: Organic vs. what?
> the new USDA standards will force certification on every one that uses
> the word organic . the USDA one size fits all will be a burden on
> organic growers that don't need certification like those that run CSA
> or road side stands etc.
I certified my nursery from the moment I became organic.
This is the only way customers have some guaranty about the product.
There are a lot of non certified growers who say and mostly really do grow
there plants/crops organic but I have seen them using chemicals NOT
aloud in organic farming.
The Dutch equvalent for the word Organic is also protected and I think
the only way to give a product thrust is to give it a name we can thrust.
I do agree however that it should not be the organic growers who should pay for
certification but the taxpayers who buy chemicly grown (polluting) products.
Frits v/d Laan
Organic horticulture. Gouda - Netherlands
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