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OPN Connect Newsletter 6
By Mindy Hermann
Although bioponically-grown fruits and vegetables currently may be considered organic if they adhere to the organic regulations defined by the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP), they soon could lose their organic certification. Discussion at the upcoming USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) spring meeting is on track to conclude that aeroponic, aquaponic, and hydroponic crops do not meet organic definitions and therefore cannot carry organic certification.
We talked with Cathy Calfo, CCOF Executive Director and CEO, to discuss the future of CCOF, bioponics, her passion for organic agriculture, the Organic Grower Summit and more.
1. Publix Looks to Expand GreenWise Concept
2. Papa John’s Goes Organic Toppings
3. Hungry Harvest Reclaims Ugly Produce for Delivery Service in Eastern States
4. More People Are Turning to Organic Food in Qatar
5. New April 8 Deadline Extension for USDA Certified Organic Survey