[permaculture] [Fwd: organic standards for vegan or vegetarian consumers/farmers?]

Ossi Kakko ossi at kulma.net
Wed Feb 3 06:40:40 EST 2010


This is a good starting point for certified organic standards for vegans : 


best wishes,
Ossi Kakko,

On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 07:29:48PM -0500, Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [SANET-MG] organic standards for vegan or vegetarian consumers/farmers?
> From: Hector Valenzuela <hectoruh11 at GMAIL.COM>
> Hi all-
> Do you have any thoughts, ideas, or experience with organic "standards" for
> vegetarian and/or vegan consumers/farmers?
> I understand that for them appropriate practices for Organic Farming would
> not rely on the use of animal products (manures, nor pesticides containing
> animal products).
> What nutrient and pest management programs would you use? I can see more
> reliance on cover crops, rotations, products such as cotton-meal (non GM)
> and alfalfa pellets, and crop residues used as mulch or composted.
> Are there any farmers out there that follow these stricter organic
> standards?
> Thank-you for any feedback or leads,
> Hector Valenzuela
> Univ. Hawaii at Manoa
> http://www2.hawaii.edu/~hector/
> http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/organic/
> Upcoming: Public Seed Initiative Symposium
> Kona, Hawaii, April 17-18, 2010
> http://www.kohalacenter.org/seedsymposium/about.html

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