Indoor Farming Operations Still Unsure If They Are "Organic"

Indoor Farming Operations Still Unsure If They Are "Organic"

04/27/2017

Indoor Farming Operations Still Unsure If They Are "Organic"

  • Source: Specialty Food News

  • Categories: Industry OperationsSuppliers

  • Tags: farmingorganic

  • Indoor farming operations will need to wait until the fall to find out whether the government considers their operations "organic," after the National Organic Standards Board delayed its ruling on the subject. In the meantime, operations can call themselves organic, but many in the industry are troubled by the uncertainty. Current guidelines are very specific on the type of soil that can be used by organic operations, but there is not a set rule on whether plants must be grown in soil.

“It's more about organic, certified farmers wanting to maintain their market share,” JP Martin of GROWx, an aeroponic farming system told Forbes. “The fertilizers are identical... so the argument that they use different nutrients breaks down." Full Story

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