"A coherent strategy for organic is essential"

The UK organic certification body OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers) has expressed concern over the widening gap between European and English policy developments, following the publication of the European Commission’s Organic Action Plan. OF&G CEO, Roger Kerr, believes that Brussels has set out a clear…

growing hydroponically not organic according to new EU plans

"There are wonderful sustainable initiatives, they are just not organic"

Like in the US, the debate on whether hydroponic grown vegetables can be classified as organic is ongoing in Europe. That's partly because of the surcharges organically certified produce yields, but there's more. Growing hydroponically is truly sustainable, industry suppliers and growers say. "There are…

Victory for hydroponic growers

Judge rules: This lettuce can be organic

Good news for the organic growers of the US. Or at least, for the organic hydroponic growers of the US. The U.S. District Court in San Francisco has affirmed the legality of U.S. Department of Agriculture certification of organic hydroponic operations. This means that the organic label can be used for…

Regulatory changes expected to restrict smaller companies’ ability to provide beneficial microbes

While early 2020 cast a dismal outlook for Green Search Inc., the biotech company quickly bounced back amid the pandemic and finished the year with its high revenues yet. According to Remco Kostwinder, president of Green Search Inc., “The magic was in being flexible and seeing where we could fit in the…

US: Organic greenhouse tomatoes see increased demand across varieties

Supplies of greenhouse tomatoes are good but volumes will soon build to meet the increased demand tomatoes have seen in 2020. “Supply and quality are both good, although the seasonally low light levels do slow the growth this time of the year. We should see stronger volume around March 1,” says Anthony…


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