[permaculture] Organic certification labels
steved at ipa.net
Sat Jun 2 12:36:26 EDT 2007
Wrong. USDA Organics does not allow chemical
fertilizers of pesticides of any sort whatsoever.
ALL of the accreditated certifying agencies that
certify organically grown foods under the USDA-NOP
follow the same guidelines.
IOIA provides professional training for organic
Where did you hear that chemical fertilizers
are allowed in USDA organics? It sounds like
a B-rated martian movie from Saturday nite TV.
>Can someone help answer the following for a neighbor of mine?
>Is it just the USDA that allows chemical fertilizers to be used
>on foods with the designation "organic?" What about other certifying
>organizations (Oregon Tilth, Quality Assurance International, and
>OCIA are listed on just a few of the products on my shelf...)?
>Thank you in advance.
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