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Forum: The Politics of Food May 22nd, 2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: FDA Calls for Comments Addressing Compounding Animal Drugs

Posted: 20 May 2015 08:37 PM PDT
By Kurt R. Karst –

On May 19th, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce took up consideration of the 21st Century Cures Act. The bill, H.R. 6, is a...
Forum: The Politics of Food May 22nd, 2015, 11:02 AM
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Views: 54
Posted By Ohiorganic
FDA Calls for Comments Addressing Compounding Animal Drugs

FDA Law Blog -
FDA Calls for Comments Addressing Compounding Animal Drugs;
Avalanche! Congress is Buried Under a Slew of FDA-Related Legislation as the 21st Century Cures Act Makes Its Official...
Forum: The Politics of Food May 22nd, 2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Ohiorganic
Opportunity to Comment on the Regulation of Genetically Engineered Crops

Opportunity to Comment on the Regulation of Genetically Engineered Crops

The USDA Animal and Health Protection Service (APHIS) is seeking public comments on questions related to the regulation of...
Forum: The Politics of Food May 19th, 2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By Ohiorganic
Who Owns Organic

http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/organic-brands/

an interactive chart
Forum: The Politics of Food May 19th, 2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

Why not? Gives the pencil non famers something else to do :D

For what it is worth I am not at all in support of this other than it should give some truth to the GMO-free claims that are appearing...
Forum: The Politics of Food May 17th, 2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

And I am tired of paying for wars and welfare for the wealthy but still pay my taxes.
Forum: The Politics of Food May 17th, 2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
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Forum: The Politics of Food May 8th, 2015, 10:17 AM
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Views: 313
Posted By Ohiorganic
Link pesticides to Autism

http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1307044/

Forget the vaccines...
Forum: General Digging May 6th, 2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Ohiorganic
Forum: The Politics of Food May 1st, 2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
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Re: Can Organic Produce be grown without soil?

ll it would take for a hydro operation to rehab their operation would be to get new media, new tubes and clean the rest of th equipment well. Much like switching speak rigs between organic and...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 30th, 2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Can Organic Produce be grown without soil?

To make matters even trickier with fish, it is the US Dept of Commerce that grades fish, not the USDA. So fish have not been included in the USDA standards because there is no Organic rule for the...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 29th, 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Can Organic Produce be grown without soil?

Nope and the operation would be decertified, I assume for 3 years even though with hydroponics there is no need for the 3 year transition period as there would be no soil to transition from...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 29th, 2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Can Organic Produce be grown without soil?

Well imp, as you know articles are always 100% correct because reporters are always experts in the topic they are writing about :rolleyes::roll eyes:;)

I have not been certified organic for 13...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 29th, 2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Can Organic Produce be grown without soil?

Well, this went off the rails. So does anyone have an opinion on whether or not hydroponics can be Organic. Spoke it is easy enough to use biological based ferts in hydroponics so one could say they...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 28th, 2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Can Organic Produce be grown without soil?

Yes. It is the soil that is certified on an Organic farm and than anything that is grown in or on the soil is considered certified Organic. Livestock must graze on certified Organic land and eat...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 28th, 2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Can Organic Produce be grown without soil?

I say no as there is no soil to certify on a hydroponic farm so nothing to certify organic
Forum: The Politics of Food April 27th, 2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Ohiorganic
Can Organic Produce be grown without soil?

WASHINGTON — Consumers associate the word “organic” with healthy and safe, and that sounds simple enough.
But exactly what kind of food should get the U.S. Department of Agriculture's “organic”...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 27th, 2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,499
Posted By Ohiorganic
Chipotle Drops GMO's

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/27/business/chipotle-to-stop-serving-genetically-altered-food.html?emc=edit_th_20150427&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=69512715&_r=1&referrer
Forum: General Digging April 26th, 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: hydrogen peroxide?

I have been using oxidate which is a 25% hydrogen peroxide that is diluted 100 to 1 for several years to combat fungal diseases and it works extremely well.
Forum: Heirloom Gardening April 26th, 2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Hops

You need around 2 to 3 ounces of wet (fresh hops) and about 1/2 oz to 1 oz of dried. My Husband is a brewer and has been growing cascade hopes for 15+ years and always has way way more hops than he...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 26th, 2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Ohiorganic
Vermont's GMO Labeling Regs

http://www.foodpolitics.com/2015/04/vermonts-new-gmo-labeling-regulations/
Forum: The Politics of Food April 24th, 2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Ohiorganic
Is Genetically Engineered Food A Fraud?

By Simon Worrall, National Geographic
PUBLISHED APRIL 22, 2015


An estimated 85 percent of all food consumed in the United States now contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—from the...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 24th, 2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,024
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: The year The Monarch didn't return

http://www.monarchbutterflyfund.org/sites/default/files/file/MonarchActionList_22May14.pdf

Lots of information and resources about Monarchs, milkweed and how to help.
Forum: The Politics of Food April 24th, 2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,024
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: The year The Monarch didn't return

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqKI_Ytl7gQ

Support from the US Gov't to replant milkweed among other things to save the monarch butterfly.
Forum: The Politics of Food April 23rd, 2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Ohiorganic
US Regulators May recommend Testing for Glyphosate residues

http://www.agprofessional.com/news/us-regulators-may-recommend-testing-food-glyphosate-residues
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