Month: November 2017

19 – Look and See | Laura Dunn – Two Birds Film

Today’s guest is Laura Dunn, director of Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry. In this episode we’ll be looking at what makes Look and See different than typical bi-opics, how creativity comes from the challenges we face, what lead Laura to the film and so much more. Show Notes Leaving out a heavy […]

Maintaining The Integrity Of Our Food

Has the Organic seal lost it’s integrity? We’ve previously covered the allowance of “Organic” Hydroponics, and the postponement of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, along with discussing the future of Organics with our friend Peter Grubbe. Now, we’re going to summarize the situation, along with suggestions for how to maintain the integrity of […]

18 – The Future of Organics | Peter Grubbe – Middlebury Farms

We are joined once again by our friend Peter Grubbe, from Middlebury Farms. Together, in an informal discussion, we give our opinions and perspectives on recent developments in the Organic industry regarding “Organic” Hydroponics, and animal welfare regulations for Poultry. Both topics have been covered in a concise breakdown on the blog:Organic Hydroponics –intellectualagrarian.com/2017/11/06/w…n-standards/Animal Welfare […]

Certified Organic Livestock | Consumer Expectations vs. Producer Preferences

A recurring question inevitably arises in a representative government: Where does the responsibility of the representative lie, with the wishes of the people who elected him, or to his better judgement? On November 9th, 2017. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, which defines […]

Watering Down The Organic Standards

On November 2nd, 2017. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), decided on a vote of 8-7 to keep Hydroponic Production Organic. A decision that is disappointing to many who view labeling a soilless growing system “Organic” as a violation of the basic principles upon which the label and model were based. Hydroponic production is when […]