DEAR NEW FARM:
We are lettuce producers (hydroponic method) and we want
to export our production to the USA. How I can obtain the
“Certified Organic” status in the United States
in order to export my lettuces?
We asked our friend Jim Riddle, chairman of the National
Organic Standards Board (NOSB), for his help on this one.
Here’s what Jim had to say:
“The USDA presently has no standards for hydroponic
‘organic’ production. The Crops Committee of
the NOSB has placed hydroponics on its work plan, but no
draft standards have been developed yet.
If Luis has suggestions for organic standards for hydroponic
production, or examples of standards used by other organizations
or governments, please have him send them to me.”
note: Please send any suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we’ll forward them to Jim.
us with comments, suggestions and questions.