"I agree that some rules are better than none. But not enough has been done to tell people of all the 'loopholes' (for obvious reasons). So I am happy there is a standard, I just think the bar is really low and people should be…"
"Yes, it really comes down to knowing your farmer, and to farmers educating their customers. The more you talk to farmers the more you realize there are plenty of 'beyond-organic' producers out there with no certification.."
"AJ - I agree 100% -- so many loopholes and different standards depending on product, it really just doesn't mean much to me anymore.
Of course I see the $ premium attraction for those who go through with the certification and I…"
"I'm not sure about the chicken/egg issue -- the egg doesn't need to be manmade, does it? If we had a more sustainable agriculture system set up, with OG inputs from various sources, why could we not grow organic food using organic…"
"Sorry, I have to bring this back up, at first I thought it was a dumb question but after more reading I think this is just often overlooked or not talked about:
So now check out this link about 'organic' composting, it is a…"
"General question related to this --
If I add veggies/kitchen scraps etc to my worm bin that are not certified organic, and then add worm juice from that bin to my AP system, would the veggies be considered organic according to the USDA…"
"Yes, more air by the roots, but I wonder if there's a downside to this too on hot summer days. I imagine that the air under the board will get pretty hot. The insulation of the water is worse too, which might hurt in the…"
"A solids-lifting overflow or SLO is the name, as I was just reminded yesterday. :)
Great to hear that this works well for containment. I may give it a shot, with the duckweed between my FT and my sump. Since my pumps…"
"My problem with styrofoam is that it has styrene in it. Although there are plenty of FDA-approved food-grade styrene products available, look at what studies of styrene have shown (from the plastics guide I think I posted earlier in this…"
"Very interesting Kobus. I was just debating integrating my duckweed tank with the system, and if I did where in the flow I should put it. Sounds like it would be best fed straight from the FT, not after the gravel beds/biofilters.…"
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