A community for topics centered on Organic agriculture to keep GMO, pesticides, and other synthetic (artificial) additives out of our foods, and drinks; this perspective is particularly focused on Organic as both regulated industry and the issues and interests that make it essential for a sustainable food-chain and environment.
USDA Organic regulations:
OMRI List of approved substances:
Organic Seed Finder:
Sustainable Agriculture Reasearch and Education:
Organic Seed Alliance:
Managing Cover Crops Profitably: (Organic and Conventional information)
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation:
Seed Companies By Region: (please message a mod to add more must have at least some organic offerings)
High Mowing Organic:
Johnny's Select seeds: (Not 100% Organic)
Baker creek Heirloom:
Recently, GTs kombutcha silently removed their non-gmo and USDA organic certifications. In ingredients it does not contain a “*”(the symbol for organic certified) next to their fruit juices.
I recently moved to the DMV near Gaithersburg, MD. I’m looking to buy organic food in the DC and Baltimore area, but I’m unsure of the best way to get the best quality and price. I’ve been getting my USDA organic produce from Mom’s Organic Market, but it is too pricey. Also, I’m starting to find out that the USDA seal on food does not always guarantee food that was not sprayed with pesticides. Would it be cheaper to shop from local farms through CSA’s or continue shopping from grocery stores? Is there a quality farmers market in the DMV for organic food? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!
Pesticide Action Network have published their new DD list. They’re one of the few examiners that take into account the accumulative ‘cocktail’ effect of pesticides rather than the individual residues. They’re a small organisation also doing great work around policy. Well worth supporting
I am looking to purchase organic fruits and veggies as well as organic grass fed beef and poultry. I have researched this a bit. While WF has these products, it no longers gets the produce from local farms in most cases (at least what I have learned, it might be incorrect). It does get it from organic grown, but they are now huge conglomerates vs local places. I have no idea if any of the other stores get local or closer to the store grown produce.
Would like to hear where most people purchase, I don't have any good farmers markets nearby that have enough variety.
I've heard apple cidar vinegar is useful and so is baking soda but I want to hear from the reddit community for tips.
I’m interested in organic inspecting and wondering if it would make a good career- as in decent pay and benefits, stable work long term, etc. I think I have a good understanding on how to become an inspector, but does anybody have any insight on what the job is like? Is it super stressful? Do you have to enforce a lot of rules when inspecting? Is there usually a lot of violations when you are inspecting a place?
They choose to ignore all of the many requirements that are needed to get organic certified. For example the land needs to be organic for 3 years at least before certification. Its also due to misinformation, i've had people send me links in a discussion that are completely false like claiming conventional farming is more sustainable and just about every other lie, which I can only assume is propaganda/ paid articles since its so blatantly false. The information about organic certifications is readily available and something I understood fundamentally as a child
I'm looking for a non-toxic comforter that will keep me warm throughout the winter.
I've read that down feathers can be washed with formaldehyde, so I'm unsure about down. However, I understand that if down is an option, goose down is best.
Also considering wool, cotton, and others.
Is wool supposed to be less toxic than down filled comforters?
I would like to avoid microfiber or polyester.
Anyone know of any organic farms / farmers near the Warsaw area?
Sorry if off-topic, but was having a hard time finding organic vegetables and meat around Warsaw, Poland (I live a few miles south of the city).
I wanted to connect with some local farms to buy organic produce from them, and possibly even help somehow perhaps (I have a few years experience in no-till organic gardening).
I googled online but there's little info, I feel like it's maybe more or a word of mouth thing.
Coming from a city in the US where it's a lot easier to find organic options, in Poland you can find some non-perishable goods and some very limited options that are organic, also very expensive.
I’ve been trying to clean up my diet, but cereal is my kryptonite and I have yet to find a clean option that measures up to the best cereals. Is there anything out there that measures up to Froot Loops, Cap’n Crunch, Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles, Apple Jacks, Honey Smacks, Pops, Frosted Flakes, etc.?