Aquaponic and Hydroponic Organic Coalition

Click here for more info and the signup form for the Aquaponic and Hydroponic Organic Coalition:

The National Organic Standards Board is considering revoking aquaponic and hydroponic organic eligibility.

We feel strongly that AP/HP – if practiced accordingly – embody the spirit of organic that consumers expect when they see the organic label: 1) AP/HP are highly sustainable and employ nutrient recycling; 2) AP/HP do not need synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or antibiotics; and 3) A large body of research shows that the roots of hydroponic plants contain the same quantity and diversity of root bacteria as soil plants, which is central to organic’s “soil-plant ecology”. And, finally, if we’re going to make necessary changes to our food system we have to retain incentives for new sustainable growing methods, rather than taking away incentives — banning AP/HP would be a step in the wrong direction.

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  1. I am trying to get in touch with Brian Filipowich. Is there a chance for a phone call today to speak with him about his comments that were made to the NOP? If available please contact me at 832-559-0348.

    Thank you

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