HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT BIG FIGHT THAT IS COMING! OUR ORGANIC PROGRAM IS BEING TAKEN OVER BY BIG CHEMICAL AGAIN! LET'S STOP IT!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
One farmer called organic hydroponics "Zombie Plants on Life Support." If people want to grow hydroponic/aquaponic that is their right, but it is illegal and goes against everything the USDA Certified Organic soil based program was set up to do.
Certifiers CCOF & QAI are biggest offenders and are allowing hydroponic farmers to call themselves something they aren't and suck off all of the work of our organic farming forefathers that put 18 years of their lives to make happen. The goal of USDA Certified Organic was to separate themselves from chemical farming and give consumers a more nutrition packed/tasty food free of chemical/pesticides.
This illegal action takes us right down that chemical farming road again and floods the market with cheap products, lacking nutrition/taste, and sets a goal to put organic farmers out of business. Hydroponic growers know "organic" is premium and their product is not. They need to stop selling produce that is not labeled hydroponic and is tricking and lying to the customer that it was grown in soil.
Dave Chapman who helped on the organic certification program and is on the task force that sent recommendations to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) that decides what is allowed or not in the organic program NOT THE USDA, said even a Whole Foods produce manager didn't have a clue he was selling organic hydroponic produce.
If we don't stop it, and US allows the organic program to be compromised, it can change organic food policies globally and US market will be flooded with cheap "organic hydroponic" from other countries that would love to do that, put organic soil farmers out of business, and the process of sequestering carbon into the soil which organic does better than anything else so reverse climate change will stop. Conventional farming dumps carbon in large amounts into the air.
I saw this article below on how Monsanto is encouraging their farmers to broadcast live on facebook. Organic farmers need to duplicate this practice to help us educate others on just what organic farming is all about and let others hear their motivations and learn about our "Mothers Soil", what it should be, and what it can give to us which is mainly LIFE AND NOT DISEASE!
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO WITH DAVE CHAPMAN WHO HELPED START THE CERTIFIED ORGANIC MOVEMENT AND THEN WATCH LINK IN DESCRIPTION FOR RALLY IN THE VALLEY! See both videos from the event below.
Our organic farmers, especially those that were there when the whole organic certification program was formed are some of our most wisest of all. We need to learn from them.
The next NOSB should be everyone's next target since the issue of "organic hydroponics" will be decided. Let's give it the funeral it deserves and NOT TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED. DON'T BE FOOLED, THIS IS BIG MONEY and they want to win. Scotts who just got approval for GMO grass is investing big time in hydroponics and so is Monsanto. Their new way of taking over our food system!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
NOSB Spring 2017 Meeting - Denver, CO
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes in a public forum. Detailed meeting information including agendas, locations, recommendations, and public comments will be posted below as it becomes available. For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.
We need letters, people and media coverage on a national level like Standing Rock for the April event/NOSB meeting.
In Public Health they taught me to duplicate what big corporate does since they have all the big bucks for research and to figure out what works. This posting of videos by farmers on facebook must be working for them so the organic industry can to do that too.
Monsanto is telling their farmers to post videos on Facebook. It must be effective or they would not suggest it. We want people to get to know our organic farmers so we are going to be encouraging our creme of the crop organic farmers to also be posting videos on Facebook.
Here is the Monsanto link:
Find out the truth or Organic Hydroponics! Only happening because organic certifying agents are being paid off by big corporate to take over the multi billion dollar organic program with cheap hydroponic production and steal it away from true organic farmers. It is these certifiers and not the USDA that started this practice.
Get to know our true organic farmers. They help us reverse climate change and give us the most nutritious, best tasting food!
Watch this video and see the whole event. Some great farmers voice their opinions toward the end of the video. Well worth the time!
Dr. Jonathan Foley explains why agriculture is everything to the future of our planet, why there is NO MORE land to take for growing food. Regenerative agriculture is the only answer to having enough healthy food globally. The cost, quality and availability of food is all impacted.
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