Tag: Organic

36 – Organic Inspections | Margaret Scoles – IOIA

When you look at an Organic label, you may not know that someone had to visit the operation that made that product or raised that food. These humble people are the Organic Inspectors, and today we’ll be talking to Margaret Scoles executive director of the International Organic Inspectors association. She has been an Organic inspector […]

31 – Preserving History | Jonathan Nelson – The Wisconsin Historical Society

Have you ever found yourself wondering what you’ll leave behind? As the saying goes, you can’t take it with you, but it might be worth archiving, or something like that. Our guest today is Jonathan Nelson, a collections development archivist with the Wisconsin Historical society. He also has the privilege of working with the collection […]

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 […]

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 […]