latest in organic news. New this week, a UK grocer
is introducing U-pick lettuce, a mini-lettuce plant customers can
place in their window sill, allowing them to harvest their own farm
fresh salads anytime. At the recent World Food Day, speakers proclaimed
that it would not be conventional commodities but rather biodiversity
that would be the end to world hunger. On the home front, congratulations
are in order to the National Organic Standards Board, which has
won clarification on organic milk and two other standards from the
U.S. Department of Agriculture). New Farm would also like to take
this time to congratulate Jim Riddle on his recent election to NOSB
chair. Jim has been a great resource to New Farm for the past two
years, and he continues to share his expertise with readers in his
columns, Organics in the News and Inspectors Notebook.
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The Great Pumpkin.
Pumpkins and zucchinis
have the ability to remove DDT from soil, a chemist at the Royal
Military College of Canada has found.